A Very Honorable Guy (1934)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - May 5, 1934 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A Very Honorable Guy is an interesting if not terribly funny change of pace for comedy star Joe E. Brown. This Damon Runyon adaptation casts Brown as Feet Samuels, a compulsive gambler known for his determination to keep his word at all costs. To pay off his mounting debts, Feet sells his body to science, well in advance of his demise. The fun begins when genially crazy scientist Dr. Snitzer (Robert H. Barrat) demands to "collect" our hero's body immediately, observing that there was nothing in their agreement that said Feet had to be dead before "paying off." Alice White, a silent-screen favorite whose career had been in abeyance for quite some time, is the nominal heroine. Even Joe E. Brown felt that A Very Honorable Guy was one of his lesser works, informing the press that he hoped to be out of the country before it was released!

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gambler-compulsive, honesty, mad-scientist