Was this review helpful to you? Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. Now considered brave, Egbert is given a job as a bank guard. Fields wrote the ramshackle screenplay and geared it to his unique screen persona of a mysogynist, totally incapable of sentiment. Fields is great as Egbert Souse "accent grav on the e" , a dedicated drinker who ends up directing a picture, foiling a bank robbery and becoming the bank guard or "dick" , involves the bank clerk in love with his daughter in buying mine stock with bank funds, and then stalling the bank examiner.
The Bank Dick (1940, Edward Cline)
Thank You for Your Contribution! February 13, Rating: But the stuff where Fields also accidentally…. Margaret Seddon Old lady in car. Billy Mitchell as Black Bank Customer.
The Age of Comedy - The Bank Dick
I can't quite decide if there is a misogynistic streak to the movies, or if there is a sly implication that the women have ended up this way because they are married to the Fields character. Today he'd probably be arrested. Kay Sutton Young Woman on Bench. Editor 1 Credit Arthur Hilton. A Time Warner company. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Error retrieving location suggestions.
Mahatma Kane Jeeves Orig scr. Here I was, having studied the script, expecting a specific cue from Mr. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Unfortunately, bank inspector Snoopington Franklin Pangborn then makes a surprise appearance. However, Souse's days as an unemployed lay about soon come to an end when he is rewarded with a job as the guard at the local bank after accidentally capturing a bandit. Now considered brave, Egbert is given a job as a bank guard.