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So You Want to Give Up Smoking (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 14 November 1942 (USA)

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

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

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Richard L. Bare originally shot his script of this movie to teach his students at the University of Southern California the fundamentals of making a movie. He photographed it (with his own Bell and Howell camera), had George O'Hanlon (then an extra) play the lead, directed and edited the film himself, eventually selling it to Warner Bros. for $2500. See more »

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Followed by So You're Going on a Vacation (1947) See more »

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Interesting Short Feature
16 July 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This was the first of many short features that star George O'Hanlon as Joe McDoakes, a typical American, as he deals with various aspects of everyday life. In this one, Joe decides to give up smoking, and tries every possible method, even sending in money for a quick-fix mail order cure. Art Gilmore's narration focuses mostly on the humorous aspects of Joe's generally futile efforts, although there are some serious points too. It's a pretty interesting short film, with some light humor and not without some practical tips for those in Joe's situation.


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