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Six of a Kind is an American 1934 Pre-Code comedy film directed by Leo McCarey. It is a whimsical and often absurd road movie about two couples who decide to share their expenses on a trip to Hollywood. It includes the famous pool playing scene in which Fields explains how he got the name “Honest John.”

Six of a Kind
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Directed byLeo McCarey
Written byKeene Thompson
Douglas MacLean
Walter DeLeon
Harry Ruskin
StarringCharles Ruggles
Mary Boland
W.C. Fields
George Burns
Gracie Allen
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Edited byLeRoy Stone
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 9, 1934 (1934-02-09)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States


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