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The Bank Dick (1940)

Episode #43

Universal Pictures released The Bank Dick on November 29, 1940. Edward F. Cline directed the film starring W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, and Una Merkel.

‘The Bank Dick’ Criterion Synopsis

W.C. Fields stars as an unemployed, henpecked drunk who spends most of his time at the Black Pussy Cat café. Things take a turn for the absurd when he unwittingly captures a bank robber and lands a job as a security guard. Written by Fields under the pseudonym Mahatma Kane Jeeves and featuring one of his most hilarious performances, The Bank Dick is an undisputed classic of American comedy.

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Universal Pictures released The Bank Dick on November 29, 1940. Edward F. Cline directed the film starring W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, and Una Merkel.

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