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So You Think You're Allergic (1945)

Passed  -  Comedy | Short  -  1 December 1945 (USA)
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Average Joes have struggled throughout the centuries to deal with allergies like hay fever, and Joe McDoakes is no exception.

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George O'Hanlon ...
Joe McDoakes / MacGregor McDoakes
Knox Manning ...
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Joe McDoakes, scientists and doctors are searching for a cure for his allergy. Among other things,he uses a special spray in his bedroom and anti-sneeze powders on his food. He then finds out he is allergic to his wife's dandruff, and finally wraps her head and shoulders (not a plug for a popular shampoo)in a special breathing apparatus. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Narrator: [Last lines] And this, ladies and gentlemen, is where I came in.
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Followed by So You Want to Be a Policeman (1955) See more »

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Oh! You Beautiful Doll
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Music by Nat Ayer
Played when the luscious creature ducks into the powder room
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Another Winning McDoakes
31 March 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Think You're Allergic (1945)

*** (out of 4)

Third entry in the Joe McDoakes series has George O'Hanlon playing our hero. This time out Joe is suffering from allergies and each morning he wakes up sneezing and this continues until he's back to bed. I prefer the later shorts in this series but for these early entries this one here is pretty good. As normal for this point in the series, we not only get O'Hanlon doing his comedy bit but Knox Manning doing the narration. What works best in this short as some of the backstory entries as we learn how allergies have effected the McDoakes family throughout time. The sequence about the very first man to walk past hay and sneeze was a good one as is what happens when a future McDoakes tries to solve the problem. We also get some "facts" told to us by Manning but many of these are extremely out of date so it's somewhat funny seeing what people were being told in 1945 compared to what we know today.


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