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So You Want a Raise (1950)

Joe McDoakes asks for a raise and is informed by his boss that the employee selected by him to run the office while he is on vacation will get a raise. Joe works hard and is selected, but ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)

Writer:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)
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George O'Hanlon ... Joe McDoakes
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Joe McDoakes asks for a raise and is informed by his boss that the employee selected by him to run the office while he is on vacation will get a raise. Joe works hard and is selected, but manages to get himself unselected when he hears his boss rehearsing for a gangster role in a play and Joe calls the police. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1950 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Followed by So You Want to Learn to Dance (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know That You Know
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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One of the better McDoakes shorts.
18 October 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the story begins, Joe's wife is nagging him unmercifully to ask for a raise. Considering that he's a blundering idiot, it's actually amazing he isn't fired...and asking for a raise seems ridiculous. And, when Joe asks, the boss indicates he's in no mood to listen. In fact, after one failed attempt, Joe agrees to take a pay cut! But when Joe accidentally overhears the boss having a conversation, he assumes it's the truth...though the boss was really practicing for a play at his lodge. But Joe impulsively calls the police and they soon arrive to arrest this mob ring leader!!

This is a very funny short...one of the better Joe McDoakes films. The plot is silly but had me laughing out loud several times. Well done and well worth your time.


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