Larson E. Whipsnade runs a seedy circus which is perpetually in debt. His performers give him nothing but trouble, especially Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Meanwhile, Whipsnade's son ... See full summary »
Egbert Souse, "accent grave over the e", henpecked by his whole family, is recruited to replace a drunken film director, then seems to have captured a bank robber and is hired as guard in the Lompoc Bank, where Og Oggilby, his daughter's fiancée, is teller. Souse persuades Og to embezzle $500 to buy phony stock; then the bank examiner shows up. Can Souse keep him occupied for four days? The climax is an extended chase sequence. Written by
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Lompoc is properly pronounced "Lompoke". It was also founded as a Temperance town, probably another reason Fields picked it as his hometown in this film, and the towns people of the day disliked Fields for these two reasons. See more »
When Dr. Stall gives Snoopington the bottle of pills, he is holding his pipe in his hand. In the next shot, his pipe is in his mouth. See more »
"The Bank Dick" easily makes my top-ten funniest movies of all time list. If you're curious about Fields and want a good introduction to his brand of humor, I suggest this, then "My Little Chickadee". For my tastes, "The Bank Dick" is the superior of the two.
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