The Bank Dick | NC Museum of Art | Special Events | Indy Week
This is a past event.

The Bank Dick 

When: Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. 2013
Price: $5-$7

How unlikely a movie star was W.C. Fields? Specializing in portraying overweight, misanthropic drunks, Fields also became one of the pioneers of surrealist comedy in his later years. The Bank Dick is perhaps his most accessible vehicle, with Fields as Egbert Sousé (pronounced "Soo-SAY," as he'll repeatedly tell you), who accidentally foils a bank robbery and gets hired for bank security. At least that's what the 1940 film is about on paper. Really, it's an excuse for Fields to banter with his onscreen family and bartender (Shemp Howard of The Three Stooges) and, for no apparent reason, to abandon his post to direct a film being shot nearby. Fields leveraged his success with such films as My Little Chickadee to gain control over this film, even scripting it under the nom de plume "Mahatma Kane Jeeves" (from a line of dialogue, "My hat, my cane Jeeves!"). INDY Week contributor Craig Lindsey introduces this screening. —Zack Smith

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation