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The Bank Dick Movie Review Summary

Actors: W.C. Fields, Una Merkle, Shemp Howard, Franklin Pangborn

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W.C. Fields wrote and starred in The Bank Dick in 1940. He was at the height of his abilities as an actor in this film. He is Egbert Souse, the hen-pecked drunken loser character he plays so well in almost all of his movies. His wife is the source of constant annoyance to him as she picks on him mercilessly throughout the film. The loose storyline is that Fields captures a bank robber by accident and is given a job as the security guard for the bank. He somehow also lands a movie role and eventually "one ups" his detractors by striking it rich despite his best efforts. The movie is a showcase for his Vaudeville-style comedy routine and skits.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Comedy or Parody about    -   cops/detectives How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   bar

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