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So You Think You're Allergic (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 1 December 1945 (USA)
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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Film debut of Barbara Billingsley. See more »

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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 Musician (1953) 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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Not bad...but they get better.
30 April 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I recently bought a set of all 63 of the Joe McDoakes shorts from Warner Brothers and I noticed something...the earlier films aren't particularly funny and are more educational in tone. This is definitely the case with "So You Think You're Allergic". It's crammed full of information but the only laugh came at the very end. Worth seeing if you love the McDoakes films...otherwise, easy to skip.

This film finds Joe suffering from allergies. There is a flashback scene where one of Joe's forefathers becomes the first allergist but otherwise it's a lecture on allergens--along with some seemingly spurious information that makes it sound as if many allergies occur because these people are neurotic! Odd to say the least but mildly interesting.


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