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FULL SYNOPSIS

Alison Skipworth and W.C. Fields play Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom, a husband-and-wife team of con artists. The larcenous couple is summoned to a small town by their niece (Jacqueline Wells) and her husband (Clifford Jones) when the niece's father dies. Hoping for a sizeable inheritance, Tillie and Gus discover that the legacy consists of one rundown ferry boat. When they notice that a local lawyer (Clarence Wilson) seems unusually interested in obtaining this seemingly worthless vessel, T and G decide to help their niece restore the boat and keep the ferry line running. The climax occurs during a boat race between Tillie & Gus and the duplicitous lawyer; the prize is a large cash settlement from a major ferry franchise. Disappointingly restrained for a W.C. Fields film, Tillie and Gus is still good for a few quiet chuckles. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

W.C. Fields
as Augustus Q. Winterbottom
Alison Skipworth
as Tillie Winterbottom
Jacqueline Wells
as Mary Blake Sheridan
George Barbier
as Capt. Fogg
Clifford Jones
as Tom Sheridan
Clarence H. Wilson
as Phineas Pratt, executor
Irving Bacon
as Nosy Extra at Gambling Table
Brooks Benedict
as Mr. Black
Maurice Black
as Bit
Ed Brady
as Barfly
James Burke
Harry Dunkinson
as Bartender
Billy Engle
as Sailor
Herbert Evans
as Butler
Frank S. Hagney
as Jury Foreman
William Irving
as Man in Tall Silk Hat
Jerry Jerome
as Customer
Lew Kelly
as Sourdough
Ivan Linow
as The Swede
Lon Poff
Cyril Ring
as Mr. White
Ted Stanhope
as Telegraph Clerk
Ferris Taylor
as Juror
Blackie Whiteford
as Man at Bar
Barton MacLane
as Commissioner McLennan
Edgar Kennedy
as Judge Elmer
Bob McKenzie
as Defense Attorney
George Bancroft
Billy Engle
as Sailor
Edgar Kennedy
as Judge Elmer
Barton MacLane
as Commissioner McLennan
Blackie Whiteford
as Man at Bar
Frank S. Hagney
as Jury Foreman
Ted Stanhope
as Telegraph Clerk
William Irving
as Man in Tall Silk Hat
Lew Kelly
as Sourdough
Maurice Black
as Bit
Ivan Linow
as The Swede
Jerry Jerome
as Customer
Herbert Evans
as Butler
Harry Dunkinson
as Bartender
Bob McKenzie
as Defense Attorney
Irving Bacon
as Nosy Extra at Gambling Table
Cyril Ring
as Mr. White
Brooks Benedict
as Mr. Black
Ferris Taylor
as Juror
Ed Brady
as Barfly

Crew

Francis Martin
Director
Douglas MacLean
Producer
Rupert Hughes
Screen Story
Francis Martin
Screenwriter
Walter de Leon
Screenwriter
Harry Oliver
Art Director
Hans Dreier
Art Director
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