The Bank Dick

Synopsis: Egbert Sousé leads an ordinary life but is about to have an extraordinary day. Henpecked at home home by his demanding wife Agatha and more or less ignored by his daughter Myrtle, he sets off for the day. He comes across a movie shoot whose drunken director hasn't shown up for work and Egbert, saying he has experience, is hired. Afterward, he gets credit for stopping bank robbers and is rewarded with a job as the bank guard. He seems headed for trouble however when he convinces his son-in-law Og, a teller at the same bank, to use $500 for can't lose investment. The investment is a scam however and when the bank examiner arrives, it looks bad for them. As you would expect however, it all turns out well in the end.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Edward F. Cline
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
NOT RATED
Year:
1940
72 min
216 Views


That's just what I needed.

My name's Greene.

Mackley Q Greene.

And a man more beset by trouble,

you'll never see. Again.

I'm here in Lompoc

on a movie location.

My director started on a bender last

night, and that's good for ten days.

We got a 36-hour schedule

and a stinko script.

It's a one-reeler, and it opens in

this very town the day after tomorrow.

You're yelling

right down my alley.

In the old Sennett days,

I used to direct Fatty Arbuckle,

Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton

and the rest of 'em.

I can't get the Celluloid

outta my blood.

Nights, I used to tend bar.

Would you entertain a proposition

to direct this picture?

Take a gambler's chance

on a percentage of the profits?

Um, um, yes, just a moment.

Was I in here last night,

and did I spend a $20 bill?

Yeah.

Oh, boy! What a load

that is off my mind.

I thought I'd lost it.

Here you are.

Keep the change.

I've got a script I've had

in mothballs for 20 years.

I read it to Irving and Milton

who run the cinema here.

They said to me, "Sous, it's

better than 'Gone With the Wind'."

- My car's outside. Let's get down on the set.

- Okay.

I'll bring the glasses back later.

Take a note, please.

Oh, Mr. Clam,

it's good for you.

- Mr. Greene, he's tight as a snare drum.

- We won't bother with him.

- Mr. Sous will take over the direction.

- Fine. Glad to meet ya.

Glad to know you.

Must've been a gnat.

Here comes Francois

and Miss Plupp.

Oh, yeah.

Hi. This is Miss Plupp,

I take it.

Oh.

And you are Francois?

This is Mr. Sous. He's taking over

the direction of the picture.

Did you sleep well

last night?

Oh, I...

Maybe un peu?

Comme ci, comme ca.

I don't know whether this part is suited

to my personality or not.

Don't give it a thought.

I changed everything.

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