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 »
Richard L. Bare
In this humorous but sometimes serious early entry into the McDoakes series of comedies, Mr. average Joe is suffering from far-sightedness and is sent by his wife to an opthamologist to get corrective glasses. Other common eye complaints including myopia, astigmatism, and nervous tics are discussed in an informative but humorous manner. Written by
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Not funny...and that's a problem if it's supposed to be a comedy short!
Joe is having vision problems and eventually goes to an optometrist for glasses. That's really all there is to the plot in this one. George O'Hanlon is the star in this Joe McDoakes film, "So You Think You Need Glasses". While I have enjoyed some of the other entries into this series from Warner Brothers, this one is a huge bust. Why? Because the McDoakes films are intended as comedies--yet there really isn't anything funny about this one. It's dull and full of preachy information about Joe's supposed vision problems--and the advice at the end of the picture just seems insane (where they basically recommend you stare at the sun to improve your vision!). I have no idea how this one got made and wish it had some reason to recommend it. If you are possibly insane and WANT to see it, it's included as an extra on the DVD for "The Man Who Came to Dinner".
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