The matchless W.C. Fields plays Egbert Souse, a bibulous denizen of Lompoc who supports his family by winning radio contests. While drinking his breakfast at the Black Pussy Cafe, Souse is invited by a nervous movie production manager (Dick Purcell) to finish directing a picture being shot in Lompoc (the nominal director is three sheets to the wind). Later that same day, a fleeing bank robber is knocked cold when he trips over the park bench where Egbert sits. Hailed as a hero, Souse is offered the job of bank guard. The next day, Souse is approached by one J. Frothingham Waterbury (Russell Hicks), who offers to sell Egbert shares in the Beefsteak Mines. Souse raises the necessary money by convincing bank clerk Og Oggilby (Grady Sutton), the fiance of Egbert's daughter Myrtle (Una Merkel), to "borrow" some funds from the bank; it isn't really embezzling, explains Egbert, because the mine is bound to pay off. Unfortunately, bank examiner J. Pinkerton Snoopington (Franklin Pangborn) comes calling, obliging Souse to slip the hapless examiner a "Michael Finn," rendering the poor man deathly ill. When the green-around-the-gills Snoopington persists in his examination, all seems lost--but the Beefsteak Mine pays off, and Souse is able to replace the money without being found out. And there's more! Another bank robber commits another heist, taking Souse hostage and forcing the timorous "bank dick" to drive the getaway car. After a wild slapstick chase, the robber is glad to be caught, and Souse is given a huge reward. And there's MORE!!! The production manager from Reel One pops up out of nowhere to offer Souse an exorbitant sum for the "screenplay" that Egbert had improvised during his single day as a movie director! The Bank Dick is 72 minutes of pure, unadulterated W. C. Fields, right down to the screenplay credit for "Mahatma Kane Jeeves." Don't miss this one!