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Henpecked Egbert Sousé has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.


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Egbert Sousé
Agatha Sousé
Myrtle Sousé
Evelyn Del Rio ...
Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousé
Mrs. Hermisillo Brunch
J. Pinkerton Snoopington
Joe Guelpe
Mackley Q. Greene (as Richard Purcell)
Og Oggilby
J. Frothingham Waterbury
Mr. Skinner
Filthy McNasty aka Rupulsive Rogan
George Moran ...
Cozy Cochran aka Loudmouth Nasty
Bill Wolfe ...
A. Pismo Clam
Pat West ...
Assistant Director
Heather Wilde ...
Miss Plupp
Dr. Stall
William Alston ...
Mr. Cheek (as Bill Alston)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reporter (uncredited)
Lowden Adams ...
Francois' Valet (uncredited)
Fay Adler ...
Secretary / Stenographer (uncredited)
Vangie Beilby ...
Old Lady with Dog (uncredited)
Becky Bohanon ...
Girl (uncredited)
Melinda Boss ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Tom Braunger ...
Boy (uncredited)
Lompoc Ladies Auxiliary (uncredited)
Jack Rube Clifford ...
Cop (uncredited)
Eddie Coke ...
Young Man (uncredited)
Russell Coles ...
Bank Employee (uncredited)
Gene Collins ...
Boy Seeking Autograph (uncredited)
Mrs. Muckle - Mother in Bank (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ...
James - the Chauffeur (uncredited)
Woman with Cherries on Hat (uncredited)
Monty Ford ...
Director's Assistant (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Film Crewman (uncredited)
Script Girl (uncredited)
Boy (uncredited)
Charles Hart ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Fay Holderness ...
Lady Passerby (uncredited)
Clifford Muckle - Boy in Bank (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Billy Mitchell ...
Depositor Withdrawing Money (uncredited)
Townswoman (uncredited)
Joseph North ...
Judkins - the Butler (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ...
Townsman Onlooker (uncredited)
Cop (uncredited)
Straw-Hatted Teller (uncredited)
John Rawlings ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Sam Rice ...
Mr. Penny - Bank Customer (uncredited)
Jack Roper ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Margaret Seddon ...
Old Lady in Car (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ...
Pursuit Driver (uncredited)
Young Woman on Bench (uncredited)
Emma Tansey ...
Old Woman on Bench (uncredited)
Edward Thomas ...
Footman (uncredited)
David Thursby ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Frankie Van ...
Director's Assistant (uncredited)
Townswoman (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ...
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Shirtless Ditchdigger (uncredited)
Frank Ward ...
Boy (uncredited)
Bonnie Washington ...
Miss Plupp's Maid (uncredited)

Directed by

Edward F. Cline ... (as Edward Cline)

Written by

W.C. Fields ... (original screen play) (as Mahatma Kane Jeeves)
Richard Carroll ... (dialogue) (uncredited)

Produced by

Jack J. Gross ... associate producer (uncredited)
Cliff Work ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

Frank Skinner ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

Milton R. Krasner ... director of photography (as Milton Krasner)

Film Editing by

Arthur Hilton ... film editor

Art Direction by

Jack Otterson

Set Decoration by

Russell A. Gausman ... (set decorations) (as R.A. Gausman)

Costume Design by

Vera West ... (gowns)

Production Management

Matty Fox ... production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Ralph Ceder ... second unit director (uncredited)
Fred Frank ... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward Montagne ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Richard H. Riedel ... associate art director (as Richard Riedel)

Sound Department

Bernard B. Brown ... sound supervisor
William Hedgcock ... technician


Carey Loftin ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / stunt driver (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunt double: W. C. Fields (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

Charles Previn ... musical director
Heinz Roemheld ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

Other crew

Ralph Ceder ... collaborating director
Melinda Boss ... executive secretary: Mr. Fields (uncredited)
Charles Grayson ... assistant to writer (uncredited)
Jack J. Gross ... supervisor (uncredited)
Tony Rice ... stand-in: Mr. Fields (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Was His Face Red . . . And His Nose, Too ! when the bandits took the money . . . and the SAFE ! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • The Great Man (United States)
  • The Bank Detective (United Kingdom)
  • Mines de rien (France)
  • Der Bankdetektiv (Germany)
  • Der Bankraub (Germany)
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  • 72 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia "Mahatma Kane Jeeves" (the pseudonym used by W.C. Fields as screenwriter) is a play on words from stage plays of the era. "My hat, my cane, Jeeves!" And in fact, at the end of the film his butler does hand him his hat and his cane. See more »
Goofs In the opening bit of dialogue, one of the old ladies points out that there is an "accent grave" over the final e in a character's name, meaning it would be pronounced "Sous-AY", not "Souse". In fact, it's an accent aigu (or acute accent), in both pronunciation and painted on the mailbox she's looking at. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Movie Orgy (1968). See more »
Soundtracks Home Sweet Home See more »
Quotes Egbert Sousé: Was I in here last night and did I spend a twenty dollar bill?
Joe Guelpe: Yeah.
Egbert Sousé: Oh boy, what a load that is off my mind! I thought I'd lost it.
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