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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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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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29 November 1940 (USA)  »

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The Great Man  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Egbert falsely brags to Dick Purcell that he worked with Mack Sennett in order to get the job. W.C. Fields actually did a series of shorts with the legendary comedy producer in the early 1930s. See more »

Goofs

Egbert repeatedly describes the "assegai" as a knife or a sword. It is in fact a spear. See more »

Quotes

J. Pinkerton Snoopington: Can't we, eh, pull the shade?
Egbert Sousé: You can pull anything you want in here. It's a regular joint.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
Background music near the beginning of the movie and at the end
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Classic Field's, Classic Comedy
20 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful example of classic comedy from the late vaudeville era. Fields is brilliant in spite of the fact that he's far past his prime. The story is fun and timeless. I saw it years ago, and I have watched it a couple times since I got my DVD last week. It's a movie worth having on your shelf.


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