The Cheaters (1945 film)

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The Cheaters
Poster of the movie The Cheaters.jpg
Directed by Joseph Kane
Produced by Joseph Kane (associate producer)
Written by Frances Hyland (story and screenplay)
Albert Ray (story)
Starring Joseph Schildkraut
Billie Burke
Eugene Pallette
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release dates
July 14, 1945
Running time
87 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

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.[1] Joseph Schildkraut, Billie Burke and Eugene Pallette star in the film, distributed by Republic Pictures.


Cultural Legacy[edit]

This movie was bought by Paramount as a comeback vehicle for John Barrymore and Carole Lombard, but was shelved and later recast and sold to Republic Pictures after the deaths of both stars.


It has been released on DVD.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Connelly, Mark (2000). Christmas at the movies: images of Christmas in American, British and European cinema. I.B.Tauris. pp. 111–112. ISBN 978-1-86064-397-2.