The Bank Dick Overview:

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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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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Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousé: What's the matter, Pop? Don't you love me?
Egbert Sousé: [raising his hand in anger] Certainly I love you!
Agatha Sousé: Don't you dare strike that child!
Egbert Sousé: She's not gonna tell ME I don't love her.


Egbert Sousé: Og Oggilby... sounds like a bubble in a bathtub!


Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousé: Shall I bounce a rock off his head?
Agatha Sousé: Respect your father, darling. What kind of a rock?


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Facts about

Screen credits erroneously list Al Hill as Filthy McNasty and George Moran as Cozy Cochran, but their correct role identifications are Repulsive Rogan (Hill) and Filthy McNasty (Moran).
Universal's censors initially objected to W.C. Fields' script and demanded many changes. Director Edward F. Cline suggested that Fields should go ahead and film it their way, and that the front office wouldn't notice the difference. They didn't.
Near the beginning of the movie, Egbert Sousé is whistling "Listen to the Mockingbird" as he & Joe the Bartender enter the bar. Joe is played by Shemp Howard of the Three Stooges fame, and "Listen to the Mockingbird" was the Three Stooges' theme music.
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National Film Registry

The Bank Dick

Released 1940
Inducted 1992
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