The Bank Dick

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1940
  • Running time: 72 min
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... read more

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.

Original Release

11/29/1940

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Cast

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
Shemp Howard Joe Guelpe
Grady Sutton Og Oggilby
Russell Hicks J. Frothingham Waterbury
Dick Purcell Mackley Q. Greene (as Richard Purcell)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Edward F. Cline

Writers

W.C. Fields, Richard Carroll

Cast

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
Shemp Howard Joe Guelpe
Grady Sutton Og Oggilby
Russell Hicks J. Frothingham Waterbury
Dick Purcell Mackley Q. Greene (as Richard Purcell)
Pierre Watkin Mr. Skinner
Al Hill Filthy McNasty aka Rupulsive Rogan
George Moran Cozy Cochran aka Loudmouth Nasty
Bill Wolfe Otis
Jack Norton A. Pismo Clam
Pat West Assistant Director
Reed Hadley Francois
Heather Wilde Miss Plupp
Harlan Briggs Dr. Stall
William Alston Mr. Cheek

Producers

Cliff Work Executive Producer
Jack J. Gross Producer

Editors

Arthur Hilton

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