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THE BANK DICK starring W.C. FIELDS, SHEMP HOWARD, FRANKLIN PANGBORN and UNA MERKEL

High on the list of W.C. Fields's achievements is this 74-minute feature from 1940, rich in his brilliantly rambling inspiration. Fields plays Egbert Sousé (pronounced Soo 'zay, of course), who manages to foil a bank robbery in the town of Lompoc, tilt a glass in the Black Pussy Cafe, and marry his daughter to Og Oggilby (Grady Sutton) before the closing credits. Maintaining his usual and deliberate half-step behind the rest of the world, Fields's characteristic persona gets a truly worthy movie here that always seems, wonderfully, to be on the verge of racing ahead of him. The screenplay (such as it is) was penned by Fields (under the name Mahatma Kane Jeeves, as in “Mah hat ‘n’ mah cane, Jeeves) and Richard Carroll, and Fields gives his characters great Dickensian names such as Elsie Mae Adele Brunch Sousè, Mrs. Hermisillo Brunch, J. Pinkerton Snoopington and A. Pismo Clam. Really a string of set pieces held together with the thinnest of glue, THE BANK DICK is Fields at his most free and creative.

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