Comedic Warmer Bros short film featuring George O'Hanlon as Joe McDoakes. In this outing, Joe just loves playing the horses and shows what you can do to improve your odds of winning. ... See full summary »
White collar worker Joe McDoakes is full of fears and phobias and his most deeply-rooted psychic disturbance is fear of his boss. He has a dream and sees himself as besting his boss and ... See full summary »
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Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) pleads "not guilty" to a traffic violation but is convicted anyway. Handling this setback in his usual manner, the two-dollar fine quickly pyramids to a 10-year jail sentence.
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Charles Vurn is always looking for a way for big money the easy way, which in his case usually means gambling. He does so at the possible expense of his job as an insurance salesman - money... See full summary »
Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) decides he wants to be an actor. After a few at home lessons - he come out speaking in a French accent like Charles Boyer - he heads off to the studio after arranging an interview with director Anthony Anguish. His first mistake is to walk on to the set while they are filming and then his take on the role leads to director to walk off the set in despair. He finally gets a role, but it's not quite what he expected a Hollywood career might be.Written by
This particular Joe McDoakes short subject was obviously inspired by the all star Warner Brothers spectacular Thank Your Lucky Stars, one of those all star wartime morale boosters of the period. In that one Eddie Cantor played both himself and a would be comedian who'd like to break into films except for his resemblance to Cantor.
George O'Hanlon who starred in the McDoakes shorts is both himself and McDoakes who's just trying to get a break in film. Like Thank Your Lucky Stars a few Warner Brothers contract players with a free moment strolled through this film.
O'Hanlon's been sent by central casting for a small one line role in a World War I film, but lookalike McDoakes gets the message. The poor guy is so nervous about his big moment, he starts thinking of ways to deliver his one line. Maybe sounding like a real movie star would help.
86 takes later to the exasperation of director Ralph Sanford and the patient Clyde Cook who plays a British cockney soldier they do find a niche in the film business for poor McDoakes. It's worth seeing this very funny short subject which was nominated for an Oscar to find out what happens to O'Hanlon/McDoakes.
Both of them.
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