The Bank Dick

1940, Comedy, 1h 14m

24 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields) becomes an unexpected hero when a bank robber falls over a bench he's occupying. Now considered brave, Egbert is given a job as a bank guard. Soon, he is approached by charlatan J. Frothingham Waterbury (Russell Hicks) about buying shares in a mining company. Egbert persuades teller Og Oggilby (Grady Sutton) to lend him bank money, to be returned when the scheme pays off. Unfortunately, bank inspector Snoopington (Franklin Pangborn) then makes a surprise appearance.

Cast & Crew

W.C. Fields
Egbert Sousé
Cora Witherspoon
Agatha Sousé
Una Merkel
Myrtle Sousé
Evelyn Del Rio
Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousé
Jessie Ralph
Mrs. Hermisillo Brunch
Franklin Pangborn
J. Pinkerton Snoopington, Bank Examiner
Shemp Howard
Joe, Guelpe, Bartender at Black Pussy Cat Cafe
Dick Purcell
Mackley Q. Greene, Movie Location Scout
Grady Sutton
Og Oggilby, Myrtle's Boyfriend
Russell Hicks
J. Frothingham Waterbury, Stock Speculator
Matty Fox
Executive Producer
Cliff Work
Executive Producer
Charles Previn
Original Music
Milton R. Krasner
Cinematographer
Arthur Hilton
Film Editing
Jack Otterson
Art Director
Russell A. Gausman
Set Decoration
Vera West
Costume Design
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  • 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    Corny and outdated, there is still something appealing about a W.C. Fields film and this is my favourite.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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