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You're Telling Me!

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You're Telling Me!
Poster - You're Telling Me 01.jpg
Directed byErle C. Kenton
Written byWalter DeLeon
W.C. Fields
Paul M. Jones
J.P. McEvoy
Julian Leonard Street
Produced byEmanuel Cohen
William LeBaron
CinematographyAlfred Gilks
Edited byOtho Lovering
Music byW. Franke Harling
Arthur Johnston
John Leipold
Tom Satterfield
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 5, 1934 (1934-04-05)
Running time
67 min.
CountryUnited States

You're Telling Me! is a 1934 comedy film directed by Erle C. Kenton and starring W.C. Fields. The film is a remake of the silent film So's Your Old Man (1926), also starring Fields, and both films are adapted from the story Mr. Bisbee’s Princess by Julian Leonard Street. It was released by Paramount Pictures.


Sam Bisbee is an optometrist and amateur inventor. His daughter Pauline is in love with Bob Murchison, but Bob's upper-class mother disapproves of the Bisbee family. Sam's wife Bessie is ashamed of him because he prefers to act as himself rather than feigning sophistication. Pauline is the one woman who truly loves Sam, accepting her father as he is.

Sam receives a letter from a tire company expressing interest in one of his inventions, puncture-proof tires that can resist bullets. However, his opportunity becomes a disaster when a police car is mistakenly used as the subject of his demonstration. The car's tires fail to resist Sam's bullets and the police chase after him.

During the train trip home, feeling that he has failed completely, Sam contemplates committing suicide by drinking a bottle of iodine, but decides against it at the last minute. On the train, he meets a woman who also has a bottle of iodine. Mistakenly thinking that she is also pondering suicide, Sam tries to dissuade her by telling her about his own troubles. Sam does not know that the woman is Princess Lescaboura, who is moved by Sam's story and secretly decides to help him.

The next day, the princess visits Sam's town and informs its residents that he had once saved her life. As a result, the townspeople begin to treat Sam with respect, including Mrs. Murchison. Sam, believing that the princess is a fake, quietly congratulates her on her successful ruse.

At a new golf course, Sam is awarded the honor of driving the first ball. While Sam is at the tee, Mr. Robbins, the president of the tire company, arrives at the course. The company has found Sam's car and tested the tires themselves, and they are interested in pursuing his invention. Robbins offers Sam $20,000, but the princess says that she wants the patent for her own country. She exchanges bids with Robbins until Robbins finally raises his offer to $1,000,000 with a royalty for every tire, and Sam accepts.

Now that his family is wealthy and respected, and with his daughter Pauline married to Bob, Sam is happy but does not realize that the princess was genuine. As the princess is about to drive away, Sam congratulates her for what he believes was a trick, and she replies "You're telling me!".



The sequence at the golf course is largely the routine that formed the nucleus of Fields' earlier short film The Golf Specialist.

The triumph of Fields' character over his circumstances, and the happy ending thanks to a windfall profit, would be repeated later in 1934 in It's a Gift.

The film was provided only a cursory review in William K. Everson's 1967 book The Art of W.C. Fields as it was then unavailable because of ownership issues. These issues were resolved and the film is included in the Universal DVD set W.C. Fields Comedy Collection, Volume Two. Everson mentions that the name of the film's minor character Charlie Bogle was adopted as Fields' writing pseudonym for several of his later films.

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