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The Bank Dick

The Bank Detective (UK)
The Great Man (USA: working title)

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1940 November, 29
72 minutes
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W.C. Fields plays Egbert Souse, a bibulous denizen of Lompoc who supports his family by winning radio contests. When a fleeing bank robber is knocked cold upon tripping over the park bench where Egbert sits, Souse is hailed as a hero and offered the job of bank guard. The next day, he is approached by one J. Frothingham Waterbury (Russell Hicks), who offers to sell Egbert shares in the Beefsteak Mines. Souse raises the necessary money by convincing bank clerk Og Oggilby (Grady Sutton), the fiance of Egbert's daughter Myrtle (Una Merkel), to "borrow" some funds from the bank; it isn't really embezzling, explains Egbert, because the mine is bound to pay off. Unfortunately, bank examiner J. Pinkerton Snoopington (Franklin Pangborn) comes calling, spelling possible trouble for Souse. - Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

The Bank Detective UK
Bankdeckaren Sweden
A Bankdetektív Hungary
Der Bankdetektiv Germany
Der Bankraub Germany
The Great Man (working title) USA
Herói por acaso Portugal
Mines de rien France
O Guarda Brazil
Taaloja ja tuuria Finland
Банковский сыщик (Russian title) Soviet Union
Пазачът (Bulgarian title) Bulgaria

Children's Cast:

Evelyn Del Rio [9] Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousé
Gene Collins [8] Boy
Becky Bohanon [9] Girl
Frank Ward Boy
Bobby Larson [10] Clifford Muckle - Boy in Bank
Larry Harris [12] Boy
Tom Braunger [10] Boy

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