The Bank Dick


The Bank Dick

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In this film, the matchless W. C. Fields plays Egbert Souse, a bibulous denizen of Lompoc who supports his family by winning radio contests. While drinking his breakfast at the Black Pussy Cafe, Souse is invited by a movie production manager to finish directing a picture being shot in Lompoc.


W.C. Fields
as Egbert Sousé
Una Merkel
as Myrtle Sousé
Grady Sutton
as Og Oggilby
Cora Witherspoon
as Agatha Sousé
Evelyn Del Rio
as Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousé
Jessie Ralph
as Mrs. Hermisillo Brunce
Franklin Pangborn
as J. Pinkerton Snoopington
Shemp Howard
as Joe Guelpe
Dick Purcell
as Mackley Q. Greene
Russell Hicks
as J. Frothingham Waterbury
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Skinner
Al Hill
as Repulsive Rogan
George Moran
as Loudmouth McNasty
Jack Norton
as A. Pismo Clam
Pat West
as Assistant Director
Reed Hadley
as Francois
Heather Wilde
as Miss Plupp
Harlan Briggs
as Doctor Stall
William Alston
as Mr. Cheek
Jan Duggan
as Woman in Bank
Kay Sutton
as Young Woman on Bench
Fay Adler
as Bank President's Secretary
Bobby Larson
as Boy in Bank
Lowden Adams
as Francois' valet
Russel Cole
as Bank Clerk
Vangie Beilby
as Old lady with dog
Nora Cecil
as Ladies Auxiliary
Billy Mitchell
as Black Bank Customer
Eddie Dunn
as James, the Chauffeur
Emmett Vogan
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Margaret Seddon
as Old lady in car
Fay Holderness
as Lady passerby
Eddie Acuff
as Reporter
Patsy Moran
as Lady with fruit hat
Joe North
as Butler
David Oliver
as Straw-hatted teller
Emma Tansey
as Old woman on bench
Frankie Van
as Director's helper
Max Wagner
as Shirtless ditchdigger
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Critic Reviews for The Bank Dick

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Audience Reviews for The Bank Dick

  • May 07, 2016
    Eggbert Sousé (accent grave over the "e") is a bumbling drunk who barely supports his family and spends most of his time drinking. Souse is slang for drunk and Eggbert always must remind people of the accent grave. After he accidently foils a bank robbery, he is given a job at the bank as the security guard. Typical of the work of W.C. Fields, a drunk with a shrewish wife, disapproving mother-in-law and awful children. Entertaining, but not his best. That goes to "It's a Gift" from 1934.
    Joseph B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2012
    Corny and outdated, there is still something appealing about a W.C. Fields film and this is my favourite. The perfect thing to watch at 1 in the morning when you really want a good laugh and warm fuzzies to send you to bed.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    I'm not a really big fan of Fields, but this movie isn't bad. If you are a fan, you may enjoy it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2009
    Even though I am not the biggest fan of WC Fields, I thought that this was a very delightful movie. Several funny gags involving slapstick humor with a little girl had me rolling. Some pretty funny stuff with the rest of his family as well. Got a bit of a kick seeing Shemp Howard in this as he was known for greatness as a member of the Three Stooges. A simple story with some good laughs make this a very watchable film.
    Ken D Super Reviewer

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