The Bank Dick
The Bank Dick (1940)

In this film, the matchless W. C. Fields plays Egbert Souse, a bibulous denizen of Lompoc who supports his family by winning radio contests. While drinking his breakfast at the Black Pussy Cafe, Souse is invited by a movie production… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1940
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2000
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This 1940 film seems to spring straight from his cranky, beleaguered, convoluted personality, with no concessions made to film form, audience enjoyment, or common sense, and still it's very funny in a desultory, strangely private kind of way.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Probably Fields' best film.

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TV Guide

One of the definitive W.C. Fields films.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

For anyone who simply likes to laugh at the reckless manities of an inspired buffoon, we recommend The Bank Dick. It's great fun.

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It's barely controlled lunacy throughout, of course, but considerable good fun.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not Fields' best, but a classic all the same.

Time Out

Totally ramshackle and marvellous.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Like money in the bank.

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Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World

Fields' last major film is fantastic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I'm not a really big fan of Fields, but this movie isn't bad. If you are a fan, you may enjoy it.
Joseph Boomhower
Eggbert Sousť (accent grave over the "e") is a bumbling drunk who barely supports his family and spends most of his time drinking. Souse is slang for… More
Randy Tippy
"Don't be a luddy-duddy! Don't be a mooncalf! Don't be a jabbernowl! You're not those, are you?" W.C. Fields at his comical… More
John Ballantine
Corny and outdated, there is still something appealing about a W.C. Fields film and this is my favourite. The perfect thing to watch at 1 in the morning when… More
Ken Stachnik
My second Favorite Fields film
Anthony Valletta
Humor that holds it own even to this day.