The Bank Dick (1940)

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Henpecked Egbert Sousé has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.


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Director:

Edward F. Cline

Writer:

W.C. Fields (original screen play)

Awards

1 win.

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21 November 2004 | Freycinet
8
| Quite amusing movie, Fields seems very modern
The irreverent Fields gives spark to what would otherwise have been a quite humdrum comedy movie.

His politically incorrect jokes seem very present-day, and so makes you understand that the people back in the 1940's weren't so far removed from us as we sometimes think.

Fields is nasty to children, his wife and the bank examiner, whistles at pretty girls and in general just behaves terribly. You wouldn't think they would film stuff like that back in 1940, but Fields did. The movie is populated by crooks and phonies, as for instance the bank president, who says "let me give you a hardy handshake" and then just rests his hand lightly in Fields' for a second. It's a very observant and stinging visual commentary which tells more than many phrases: that's what films are good at, and it is used here to great effect.

The final car chase is really scary, with extra's ducking under cars with only inches to spare!

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