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The Bank Dick (1940)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 29 November 1940 (USA)
Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.

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(as Edward Cline)

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(original screen play) (as Mahatma Kane Jeeves)
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Agatha Sousé
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Myrtle Sousé
Evelyn Del Rio ...
Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousé
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Mrs. Hermisillo Brunch
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J. Pinkerton Snoopington
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Joe Guelpe
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Mackley Q. Greene (as Richard Purcell)
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Og Oggilby
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J. Frothingham Waterbury
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Mr. Skinner
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Filthy McNasty
George Moran ...
Cozy Cochran
Bill Wolfe ...
Jack Norton ...
A. Pismo Clam
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Storyline

Egbert Sousé leads an ordinary life but is about to have an extraordinary day. Henpecked at home home by his demanding wife Agatha and more or less ignored by his daughter Myrtle, he sets off for the day. He comes across a movie shoot whose drunken director hasn't shown up for work and Egbert, saying he has experience, is hired. Afterward, he gets credit for stopping bank robbers and is rewarded with a job as the bank guard. He seems headed for trouble however when he convinces his son-in-law Og, a teller at the same bank, to use $500 for can't lose investment. The investment is a scam however and when the bank examiner arrives, it looks bad for them. As you would expect however, it all turns out well in the end. Written by garykmcd

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Was His Face Red . . . And His Nose, Too ! when the bandits took the money . . . and the SAFE !

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

29 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Great Man  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The newspaper being read by Egbert Sousé is the Lompoc Picayune Intelligencer. See more »

Goofs

Wires are visible when the workmen are thrown from the ditch they are digging by the police motorcycle. See more »

Quotes

Egbert Sousé: Would you like to examine the books at the Black Pussy - eh - Cafe?
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Listen to the Mockingbird
(1855) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Milburn
Whistled by Shemp Howard
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joyful comedy, asides, and the pleasures of smoking and drinking....
17 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

a source of strange joy, even in its quiet and failed moments. great moments mostly mumbled and underplayed so that the film seems so humble and so unaggressive, unlike most comedies now which would wring your neck if they could...Fields' before-its-time irony and self-consciousness about moviemaking is revealed in a throwaway line during the car chase at the end...in the midst of all the obviously speeded-up film and projection effects, Egbert Souse deadpans "you're going to make me have an accident....." I'm almost ready to move into Lompoc, with its Spanish-Americo chili parlor, and, I hope, "rivers of beer flowing over your grandmother's paisley shawl...." and, apparently, absinthe is still available....


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