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    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (Universal, 1939). One Sheet (27.25" 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 gem boasts artwork by the adored artist 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. Touchup to a small hole in the top border, fold wear, a chip in the top and bottom crossfold, and two tears in the left border. Very Fine- on Linen.


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