Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Bank Dick

When no account lush Egbert Souse (W.C. Fields) unwittingly stops a robber dead in his tracks, he becomes a local hero, and the would be victimized bank offers him a full time gig as security guard. Soon he is involved in a shady land deal involving ill-gotten bank funds, directing his own movie, and all sorts of other drunken shenanigans. The Bank Dick is an uproarious clamor of jokes, one-liners, outrageous situational comedy, and perfectly timed pratfalls, all with the inimitable Fields at the helm and backed-up by a wonderfully cast team of supporters.
*** 1/2 out of ****