Cheating Cheaters (1934 film)

Cheating Cheaters is a 1934 American comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe and written by James Mulhauser, Allen Rivkin and Gladys Buchanan Unger. The film stars Fay Wray, Cesar Romero, Minna Gombell, Henry Armetta, Francis L. Sullivan and Hugh O'Connell. The film was released on November 5, 1934, by Universal Pictures.[1][2][3]

Cheating Cheaters
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Thorpe
Produced byStanley Bergerman
Screenplay by(play) Max Marcin
James Mulhauser
Allen Rivkin
Gladys Buchanan Unger
StarringFay Wray
Cesar Romero
Minna Gombell
Henry Armetta
Francis L. Sullivan
Hugh O'Connell
Music byEdward Ward
CinematographyNorbert Brodine
Edited byRay Curtiss
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • November 5, 1934 (1934-11-05)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


The Palmers, a gang of thieves posing as a wealthy family, move next door to the Lazarres with plans of robbing them. The Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a gang of criminals planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers.



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