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The Bank Dick (1940) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Edward F. Cline and produced by Jack J. Gross and Cliff Work.

The Bank Dick was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

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The Great Movies: The Bank Dick

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 4, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today I'm celebrating W.C. Fields' 100th anniversary with a look at his 1940 film, The Bank Dick. This classic comedy will air at 8 p.m. tonight on TCM. All of the great comedians of old Hollywood's golden age had their own distinct personas. The Marx Brothers were bringers of anarchy to polite so... Read full article

The Bank Dick (1940)

By Beatrice on May 1, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Bank Dick Directed by Edward F. Cline 1940/USA Universal Pictures Repeat viewing #140 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sous?: Shall I bounce a rock off his head? Agatha Sous?: Respect your father, darling. What kind of a rock? Well, it’s time for another ... Read full article

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Quotes from

Egbert Sousé: Did you warble my little wren?

Myrtle Sousé: I'll starve myself to death, it's the easiest way out. It's not so difficult to do. I tried it yesterday afternoon.

Myrtle Sousé: [doing a crossword puzzle] What's a six-letter word meaning "embezzlement"?
Mrs. Hermisillo Brunch: Prison.

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"Mahatma Kane Jeeves" (the pseudonym used by W.C. Fields as screenwriter) is a play on words from stage plays of the era. "My hat, my cane, Jeeves!"
At one point, W.C. Fields's character falsely brags, "In the old Sennett days, I used to direct Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the rest of 'em." This movie's director Edward F. Cline' did co-direct several of Buster Keaton's early short subjects.
Lompoc is properly pronounced "Lompoke". It was also founded as a Temperance town, probably another reason Fields picked it as his hometown in this film, and the towns people of the day disliked Fields for these two reasons.
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National Film Registry

The Bank Dick

Released 1940
Inducted 1992

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Also directed by Edward F. Cline

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Also produced by Jack J. Gross

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Also released in 1940

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