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Bank Dick, The (1940)
Starring: W.C. Fields (It's a Gift • Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), Grady Sutton (Anchors Aweigh • Stage Door)
Directed By: Edward F. Cline (One Week • My Little Chickadee)
Overview: Among other things, Egbert Sousé is offered a job as the bank's own dick after taking credit for foiling a bank robbery. While there, he gets his soon-to-be son-in-law in hot water after advising him to 'borrow' the bank's money to buy up some cheap stocks.
- Egbert Sousé's daughter bouncing a glass bottle off his skull followed by Egbert coming back with a planter the size of a full-grown man in his hands to retaliate with.
- The scene with the black guy... sorry I mean 'the coloured fella' who's withdrawing all his money from the bank
- Egbert strangling a child in the bank.
- Egbert taking the sick auditor upstairs, going outside and then bringing him back upstairs - cause the auditor fell out the window.
Performance: 8 Cinematography: 7 Script: 7 Plot: 7 Mood: 7
Overall Rating: 72% (It IS Worth Dick!)
Adding the slant of the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book, it seems that this was added merely for the fact that it was considered the best of W.C. Fields' films, even though It's A Gift is also in that grand tome. I'm entirely aware that the 1001 book has quotas for films per year, but selections like this one makes me realize that there must be genre quotas as well. Readers - and 1001 club members surely - don't want a constant stream of heavy dramas, and though The Bank Dick might genuinely not be a must-see-before-you-die film, it's a solid selection that breaks up 'the study' into fun, manageable chunks.