Golden Age of the Silver Screen

The Bank Dick (1940)

Episode #30

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’ Plot Summary

Egbert Sousé is a hard drinking family man who is unhappily married to his demanding wife Angela. He spends his nights smoking and drinking and his days sleeping since he is constantly in the state of unemployment. He stumbles into a job as a movie director after the film’s first director drinks himself out of a job. However, when he inadvertently stops one of two bank robbers from robbing the local bank, he is given the generous job of bank detective. Hilarity ensues as Egbert struggles to learn the details of his job and how to protect the bank.

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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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