Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (What A Man)
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Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (What A Man)
W.C. Fields heads to Esoteric studios to pitch a story idea to producer Franklin Pangborn. The producer wants to make a conventional romantic musical starring Fields' niece, teen-aged soprano Gloria Jean, but "The Great Man" has other ideas. As Pangborn sits in dumbfounded silence, Fields unravels an incoherent farrago which begins with him travelling to a Russian colony in Mexico--by way of an airliner with an open observation platform. Fields dives from the plane when his precious flask of gin falls overboard; he lands safely at the mountaintop mansion of the formidable Mrs.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Refreshingly bizarre."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Just plain funny."
‑ John Urbancich, Your Movies (
"Nearly brilliant, nearly surreal, mostly funny"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"one of the many reasons Fields is still acclaimed as a comic genius"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Classic Fields! No story really, just a series of vignettes, but it has you rolling on the floor."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) is a tour de force of W.C. Fields off-beat humor, double-takes, and priceless lines and sketches."
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
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