With Richard L. Bare Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. So You Want to Build a House (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Joe McDoakes decides to build his own home. As the project progresses, he sees his dream house turn into a nightmare.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Jane Harker, Donald Kerr

Votes: 82

2. So You Want to Be a Gambler (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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A humorous look at the pitfalls of gambling.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Dick Cherney, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 91

3. So You Want a Television Set (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Joe and Alice buy a television set and, due to some excuse, or another, the neighbours begin to drop in, stay to watch television, and raid their refrigerator. To escape the turmoil, Joe ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Gail Bonney, Ralph Brooks

Votes: 43

4. So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (1946)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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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 »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Brandon Beach, Tex Cooper

Votes: 202

5. So You Think You're Not Guilty (1950)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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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.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Douglas Fowley, Don C. Harvey

Votes: 335

6. So Your Wife Wants to Work (1956)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Housewife Alice McDoakes wants to return to work to add income to the household. Her husband, Joe McDoakes, would rather she stay at home to tend to her domestic duties. When Alice ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Steve Carruthers, Phyllis Coates, Lester Dorr

Votes: 100

7. So You Want to Be a Muscle Man (1949)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Ellery, who continually embarrasses Joe McDoakes with his physical prowess, makes a big hit with Joe's wife, Alice. Alice wants the piano moved and Ellery is on hand to do the job with such... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Clarence Ross, Phyllis Coates, Fred Kelsey

Votes: 24

8. So You Want to Play the Piano (1956)

10 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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Alice neglects her housework because she is enthralled with the long-haired piano player, Gregor Flatsorsharpsky, next door. Joe buys a piano, and the accompanying free lessons, and sets out to impress Alice. Alice is vastly unimpressed.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Charlie Hall, Jess Kirkpatrick

Votes: 31

9. So You Want to Be a Bachelor (1951)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Lela Bliss, Chester Clute, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 28

10. So You Want to Go to a Convention (1952)

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Connie Cezon, Phyllis Coates, Jack Lomas

Votes: 17

11. So You Want to Be an Heir (1953)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

6.5
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Thinking he may inherit a million dollars from his dying grandmother, Joe McDoakes finds himself the target of murderously greedy family members.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Philip Van Zandt

Votes: 25

12. So You Want to Get Rich Quick (1949)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Joe McDoakes stands to inherit $100,000 if he can prove he has a make heir. He adopts a tough kid named Stinky. When the check arrives, it is made out to Stinky, so Joe tries to change his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Fred Clark, Phyllis Coates, Dick Elliott

Votes: 18

13. So You Want to Be a Detective (1948)

Passed | 11 min | Comedy, Crime, Short

7.0
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Joe McDoakes imagines himself as a private detective on a murder case. Throughout the film, he spars verbally with narrator Art Gilmore.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Kit Guard, Charles Horvath

Votes: 294

14. So You Want a Model Railroad (1955)

10 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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Alice visits Mr. Agony with her latest problem with Joe. They had given Junior a toy railroad for a Christmas present, and Joe had taken it over and become obsessed to the point he has ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Arthur Q. Bryan, Jane Frazee, Chuck Hamilton

Votes: 37

15. So You Want to Be a Musician (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Joe McDoakes can't find a job as a bassoonist, so he pawns his instrument. Then a friend gets him a job as a fiddle player in a gypsy tea room, but his playing drives away the diners and he... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Maurice Cass, Chester Conklin, Johnny Duncan

Votes: 17

16. So You Want to Give Up Smoking (1942)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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A semi-humorous look at the various types of smokers and the methods available to them to kick the habit.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Jane Adams, Lela Bliss

Votes: 99

17. So You Want to Hold Your Husband (1950)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Fed up with Joe's indifference toward her, Alice McDoakes takes her troubles to a marriage counselor. None of the courses of action she is advised to take have any impact on Joe until she ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Monte Blue, Phyllis Coates, Art Gilmore

Votes: 27

18. So You're Having In-Law Trouble (1949)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Joe McDoakes'in-laws come to dinner and announce that they intend to spend the rest of the year, and Joe is furious. Then Joe's family arrives, and a battle royal begins between the opposing in-laws.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Billy Gray, Cleo Moore

Votes: 19

19. So You Want to Buy a Used Car (1951)

10 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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In need of a new vehicle, Joe goes to the Cagey Car Company lot to get a used car,... with predictable results.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Edward Gargan, Bobby Gilbert

Votes: 15

20. So You Want to Throw a Party (1950)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Joe and Alice McDoakes are planning on throwing a party, but Joe mixes up his list of creditors with the list of names Alice gave him to invite. The creditors have a much better time than Joe does.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Billy Curtis, Edward Gargan

Votes: 14

21. So You're Going on a Vacation (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Joe McDoakes goes on a vacation and encounters more than he bargained for.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Russell Arms, Leonard Bremen

Votes: 70

22. So You Want to Be on the Radio (1948)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Joe McDoakes and his wife love to participate in radio show contests, but something seems to interfere every time they are lucky enough to be chosen as participants.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, George Ford, Fred Kelsey

Votes: 147

23. So You Want to Be a Plumber (1951)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Phyllis Coates, Margie Liszt

Votes: 17

24. So You Want to Be a Paper Hanger (1951)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Joe McDoakes, ever obliging and always helpful, volunteers to hang the new wallpaper for his wife. With the help of his neighbor, Marvin, and despite interruptions and mishaps - lots of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Arthur Q. Bryan, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 23

25. So You Want to Be an Actor (1949)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Joe McDoakes, unemployed thespian, makes all the casting calls,reads all of the trade papers, sees agents and tries out for casting directors and producers, and finally lands a role; the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Fred Clark, Art Gilmore, Fred Kelsey

Votes: 44

26. So You Think You Can't Sleep (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Average working man Joe McDoakes tries desperate measures to cure his chronic insomnia.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Fred Kelsey, Ted Stanhope

Votes: 37

27. So You Want to Be Pretty (1956)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Iris Adrian, Diane Brewster, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 15

28. So You Want to Be in Politics (1948)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Douglas Fowley, Art Gilmore

Votes: 19

29. So You Want to Get It Wholesale (1952)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Joe uses his "contacts" to buy a new oven as cheaply as possible.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Phyllis Coates, Jack Mower

Votes: 17

30. So You're Having Neighbor Trouble (1954)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Chet Brandenburg, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 16

31. So You Want to Be Popular (1949)

10 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Alex Ball, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 21

32. So You Want to Keep Your Hair (1946)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Average American Joe McDoakes searches in vain for any cure that will halt his fast-disappearing hairline.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Buster Brodie, Iron Eyes Cody

Votes: 135

33. So You Want to Be in Pictures (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Aspiring actor Joe McDoakes blows his first part at Warner Brothers and has to settle for being a stand-in.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Jack Carson, George Chandler

Votes: 144

34. So You're Going to Be a Father (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Joe McDoakes goes through all the problems and anxieties of becoming a new father. The results aren't exactly what he expected.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Oliver Blake, Edward Gargan

Votes: 107

35. So You Want to Wear the Pants (1952)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Fritz Feld, Del Moore

Votes: 26

36. So You Want to Be a Cowboy (1951)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Western, Short

6.3
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Joe McDoakes and his wife Alice attend a western movie and George soon has himself in the movie shown on the screen as Jump-Along Skip-Along McGurk, western terror pitted against an outlaw ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Roy Bucko, Phyllis Coates, Billy Gray

Votes: 15

37. So You Want to Be a Baby Sitter (1949)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Phyllis Coates, Billy Gray

Votes: 21

38. So You Don't Trust Your Wife (1955)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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When his wife Alice questions Joe as to whether his insurance policy is paid up, he begins to see a plot to murder him in everything she does. He shakes and sweats when he hears Alice ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Marshall Bradford, Steve Carruthers, Jane Frazee

Votes: 12

39. So You Think You Need Glasses (1942)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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A humorous but informative look at how an average man can remedy common vision problems.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Rodney Bell

Votes: 82

40. So You Think the Grass Is Greener (1956)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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When he gets to his office after a usual morning of nagging by his wife, Alice, Joe McDoakes starts to daydream about what life would be like married to the beautiful office blonde. She, in... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Ralph Brooks, Steve Carruthers, James Conaty

Votes: 19

41. So You Want to Be a Gladiator (1955)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.3
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Joe thinks he's back in the gladiator days, and finds himself sentenced to be thrown to the Coliseum lions after breaking a string while playing the lyre for King Nero. His friend Homer ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, John Doucette, Jane Frazee

Votes: 13

42. So You Want to Be on a Jury (1955)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Joe and Homer are both on a jury trying an accident case involving their boss and a gangster. Interference from both sides makes their task difficult.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Jackson Wheeler, Phil Arnold, Al Bain

Votes: 15

43. So You Want to Go to a Night Club (1954)

10 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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In this Joe McDoakes Comedy, Alice insists they go to a night club, although Joe is both tired and broke. Once there, where they meet Joe's friend Homer and his girlfriend, Joe gets into ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Leon Alton, Ralph Brooks, Steve Carruthers

Votes: 15

44. So You Think You're Allergic (1945)

Passed | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Average Joes have struggled throughout the centuries to deal with allergies like hay fever, and Joe McDoakes is no exception.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Knox Manning, Barbara Billingsley, James Gonzalez

Votes: 92

45. So You're Going to the Dentist (1952)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Joe McDoakes' dimwit neighbor Marvin becomes a dentist, and manages to convince poor Joe to let him become Marvin's first patient.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Al Bridge, Frank Nelson

Votes: 17

46. So You Want to Learn to Dance (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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Joe McDoakes is invited by his boss to a swanky dance. Joe admits he can't dance and the boss gives him a lesson in the office. At the dance, Joe is a social failure and makes many mistakes... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Steve Carruthers, Jesslyn Fax, James Gonzalez

Votes: 30

47. So You Want to Be a V.P. (1955)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Joe McDoakes is employed as the seventh vice-president in a firm that only makes promotions from the employee ranks. The sixth vice-president tries to tutor Joe in how to get ahead with the... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Ralph Brooks, Steve Carruthers, Joi Lansing

Votes: 15

48. So You're Going to Have an Operation (1950)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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A satiric look at doctors and hospitals through the eyes of Joe McDoakes.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Fritz Feld, Frank Nelson, Ted Stanhope

Votes: 32

49. So You Want to Enjoy Life (1952)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Believing he has only a month to live, average guy Joe McDoakes decides to live life to the fullest in the time he has left.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Wilson Benge, Edward Clark, Fritz Feld

Votes: 26

50. So You Want to Be a Salesman (1947)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Joe McDoakes is new at selling vacuum cleaners and, despite using every technique and approach in the manual, he fails to sell even one, as his wife also refuses to buy one. He is fired and ends up doing singing commercials on the radio.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Leon Alton, Leonard Bremen

Votes: 67


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