6.7/10
16
3 user

So You Want to Be a Banker (1954)

Joe McDoakes graduates from Potash University and gets a job in a bank run by Harrington Arrington Farrington Jr, a former classmate. Joe struggles in his menial tasks for years and ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)

Writers:

Frederick Louis Fox (story) (as Frederick L. Fox), Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Richard L. Bare
Stars: George O'Hanlon, Connie Cezon, Phyllis Coates
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Do-gooder Joe McDoakes is the guest on the "Know Your Relatives" TV show where, to his chagrin, many of his black sheep relations reveal the skeletons in the family closet.

Director: Richard L. Bare
Stars: George O'Hanlon, Iris Adrian, Larry J. Blake
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Richard L. Bare
Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Phyllis Coates
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
George O'Hanlon ... Joe McDoakes
Edit

Storyline

Joe McDoakes graduates from Potash University and gets a job in a bank run by Harrington Arrington Farrington Jr, a former classmate. Joe struggles in his menial tasks for years and eventually learns enough to embezzle $1,000,000 and take over the bank. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

joe mcdoakes | narration | sequel | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1954 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows So You Want a Raise (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know That You Know
(uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fair McDoakes Entry
29 December 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

So You Want to Be a Banker (1954)

** (out of 4)

Fair entry in the series explains how Joe McDoakes finished last in his class yet managed to become the president of a bank and tycoon. If you're familiar with the series then you know it mostly contains simple situations that our hero McDoakes gets himself into. It's usually his dumbness that gets him into trouble but that's not the case here as he actually finds a way to borrow a million dollars without anyone knowing. This is an interesting twist for the series but sadly the screenplay really doesn't offer us anything funny. For the most part the film plays is rather flat as we get a few sequences that get a brief smile but there's simply nothing good enough to make the film worth sitting through other than fans such as myself who want to see each film in the series. George O'Hanlon does his typical good job but the rest of the cast is rather forgettable.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed