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So You Want to Be in Politics (1948)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  2 October 1948 (USA)
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joe mcdoakes | narration | sequel


Comedy | Short





Release Date:

2 October 1948 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Phyllis Coates' movie debut. See more »


Follows So You Think You're Allergic (1945) See more »


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Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Lesser McDoakes Short
31 March 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Want to Be in Politics (1948)

** (out of 4)

Weaker entry in the series has Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) in his office talking about how bad all elected officials are. Later that evening a group of men go to him and ask him to stand up to those in office and run himself. This certainly isn't a high point for the series but it is somewhat different than the films that came before it. This one here features no narration and the story is more focused on some rather lame jokes instead of letting McDoakes do his thing. For the most part there are very few laughs here with the only exceptions being one scene where Joe tries to make a speech to some women and throws as a female joke that doesn't go over too well. The rest of the jokes are rather bland and really lack any laughs. As normal, O'Hanlon is good in the role but this is a case where the screenplay left him with very little to do.

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