Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

In this film, 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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 10, 1941
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Refreshingly bizarre.

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John Urbancich
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Just plain funny.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Nearly brilliant, nearly surreal, mostly funny

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

one of the many reasons Fields is still acclaimed as a comic genius

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Classic Fields! No story really, just a series of vignettes, but it has you rolling on the floor.

Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
What an insane movie. Just feels like some leftover set pieces stitched together into something resembling a film -- but I enjoyed it anyway. And young Gloria… More
Christopher Brown
One liners aplenty with the consistently drunk looking Fields. A great "Lovable Loser" film.