The Bank Dick ★★★★★

I first watched this movie more than 30 years ago, and the thing that stuck with me from then until now was the way Fields' character (Edward Sousé—accent grave over the 'e') is thanked for foiling the robbers. Whenever I've had conversations in my life with co-workers or friends and someone asks what kind of reward they might be getting, such as for five years on the job or ten, or for a large project done well, I always reply that they have earned what he did - a "Hearty Hand Clasp." (No one ever knows what I am talking about). That this joke has endured in my brain for that long is testament to its genius. And that's just one of the many, many classic lines in this great comedy.