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The Bank Dick

The Bank Dick

W.C. Fields
Director: Edward F. Cline Cast: W.C. Fields
W.C. Fields
, Cora Witherspoon
Cora Witherspoon
, Una Merkel
Una Merkel
Edward F. Cline


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W.C. Fields plays Egbert Souse, a bibulous denizen of Lompoc who supports his family by winning radio contests. When a fleeing bank robber is knocked cold upon tripping over the park bench where Egbert sits, Souse is hailed as a hero and offered the job of bank guard. The next day, he is approached by one J. Frothingham Waterbury (Russell Hicks), who offers to sell Egbert shares in the Beefsteak Mines. Souse raises the necessary money by convincing bank clerk Og Oggilby (Grady Sutton), the fiance of Egbert's daughter Myrtle (Una Merkel), to "borrow" some funds from the bank; it isn't really embezzling, explains Egbert, because the mine is bound to pay off. Unfortunately, bank examiner J. Pinkerton Snoopington (Franklin Pangborn) comes calling, spelling possible trouble for Souse.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2021
UPC: 0738329256555
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:12:00
Sales rank: 5,093

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
W.C. Fields Egbert Sousé
Cora Witherspoon Agatha Sousé
Una Merkel Myrtle Sousé
Jessie Ralph Mrs. Hermisillo Brunch
Evelyn del Rio Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousé
Franklin Pangborn J. Pinkerton Snoopington
Grady Sutton Og Oggilby
Shemp Howard Joe Guelpe
Russell Hicks J. Frothingham Waterbury
Pierre Watkin Mr. Skinner
Al Hill Repulsive Rogan,Filthy McNasty
George Moran Loudmouth McNasty,Cozy Cochran
Bill Wolfe Otis
Jack Norton A. Pismo Clam
Pat West Assistant Director
Reed Hadley François, leading man
Heather Wilde Miss Plupp
Harlan Briggs Doctor Stall
Eddie Acuff Reporter
Lowden Adams Francois' valet
Vangie Beilby Old lady with dog
Nora Cecil Ladies Auxiliary
Jack Clifford Cop
Jan Duggan Woman in Bank
Eddie Dunn James, the Chauffeur
Mary Field Woman
Fay Holderness Lady passerby
Bobby Larson Boy in Bank
Billy Mitchell Black Bank Customer
Patsy Moran Lady with fruit hat
Joe North Butler
Pat O'Malley Cop
David Oliver Straw-hatted teller
Dick Purcell Mackley Q. Greene
Margaret Seddon Old lady in car
Charles Sullivan Driver
Kay Sutton Young Woman on Bench
Emma Tansey Old woman on bench
Frankie Van Director's helper
Dorothy Vernon Old lady
Emmett Vogan Hotel Desk Clerk
Max Wagner Shirtless ditchdigger

Technical Credits
Edward F. Cline Director
W.C. Fields Screenwriter
Arthur D. Hilton Editor
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Jack Otterson Art Director
Charles Previn Score Composer
Richard H. Riedel Production Designer
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer

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