Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

Lists: Absurdist comedy, Slapstick comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break is a 1941 film about a man who wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beat up for ogling a woman, and abused by a waitress. W. C. Fields' last starring role in a feature-length film."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1941: # 0)

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People Involved

  • W.C. Fields (The Great Man)
  • Gloria Jean (His Niece)
  • Leon Errol (His Rival)
  • Billy Lenhart (His Heckler (as Butch))
  • Kenneth Brown (His Heckler (as Buddy))
  • Margaret Dumont (Mrs. Hemogloben)
  • Susan Miller (Ouilotta Hemogloben)
  • Franklin Pangborn (The Producer)
  • Mona Barrie (The Producers Wife)
  • Charles Lang (The Young Engineer)
  • Anne Nagel (Madame Gorgeous)
  • Nell ODay (The Salesgirl)
  • Irving Bacon (The Soda Jerk)
  • Jody Gilbert (The Waitress)
  • Minerva Urecal (The Cleaning Lady)
  • Emmett Vogan (The Engineer)
  • Carlotta Monti (Receptionist)
  • Jean Porter (Passerby (uncredited))
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