The Cheaters (1945 film)
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|Directed by||Joseph Kane|
|Produced by||Joseph Kane (associate producer)|
|Written by||Frances Hyland (story and screenplay)
Albert Ray (story)
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
|Release dates||July 14, 1945|
|Running time||87 minutes|
The Cheaters (1945) also known as The Castaway, is a Christmas tale about a has-been actor invited to Christmas dinner by a rich family, directed by Joseph Kane. Joseph Schildkraut, Billie Burke and Eugene Pallette star in the film, distributed by Republic Pictures.
- Joseph Schildkraut as Anthony Marchaund / "Mr. M."
- Billie Burke as Mrs. Pidgeon
- Eugene Pallette as Mr. Pidgeon
- Ona Munson as Florie Watson
- Raymond Walburn as Willie Crawford
- Anne Gillis as Angela Pidgeon
- Ruth Terry as Therese Pidgeon
- Robert Livingston as Stephen Bates
- David Holt as Reggie Pidgeon
- Robert Greig as MacFarland
- Norma Varden as Matty Tait
This movie was bought by Paramount as a comeback vehicle for John Barrymore and Carol Lombard, but was shelved and later recast and sold to Republic after the deaths of both stars.
It has been released on DVD.