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    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (Universal, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A.
    The long-running "feud" between W.C. Fields and Charlie McCarthy, heard primarily on radio's Chase and Sanborn Hour, was the basis for this, one of Fields' funniest films. Fields plays shady circus manager Larson E. Whipsnade, who attempts to break up a romance between his daughter (Constance Moore) and Edgar Bergen. The story by Fields, as "Charles Bogle," is thin enough to allow the legendary comedian plenty of room to ad-lib, making this movie a joy to watch. Paper for Fields' movies, especially his important films such as this, is exceptionally scarce, and rarely turns up at public auction. This is the first time Heritage has offered this version of the one sheet, with artwork by Jacques Kapralik, which is similar to that on the half sheet. The Kapralik one sheets from his brief stint with Universal are very scarce and highly desirable. The poster has been restored to address small tears in folds and creases in the background, and the borders have been airbrushed. Fine+ on Linen.




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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    29th-30th Thursday-Friday
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