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So You Think You're Not Guilty (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 15 April 1950 (USA)
Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) pleads "not guilty" to a traffic violation but is convicted anyway. Handling this setback in his usual manner, the two-dollar fine quickly pyramids to a 10-year jail sentence.

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(as Richard Bare)

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(as Richard Bare)
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Joe McDoakes is passing a traffic light sign, when suddenly the signal seems broke. It's going up and down and up and down. On the crossroad McDoakes is only barely able to prevent an accident. A traffic agent approaches him and asks for his papers. But McDoakes hasn't got them with him and he must pay a fine of two dollars for passing a red light. But Joe McDoakes is a stubborn man. He wants to prove to the whole world that he is not guilty. Instead of paying the fine, he asks for a jury trial. That doesn't seem like a good thing to do however. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Comedy | Short

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15 April 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Así que cree que es inocente  »

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Included as a bonus feature in Warner Home Video's 2005 DVD release of White Heat (1949). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[at a traffic light]
Alice McDoakes: Joe, wake up, it says go.
Joe McDoakes: Ah.
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Connections

Followed by So Your Wife Wants to Work (1956) See more »

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I Know That You Know
(uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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TCM On Demand
1 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I just watched this on cable. It is part of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) On Demand series that is free with my digital cable service. I'm looking forward to more in the series.

Speaking of the "So You ..." series: According to IMDb.com, George O'Hanlon starred as Joe McDoakes in about 65 of these shorts from 1942 to 1956. Titles included:

"So You Want to Keep Your Hair" "So You Want to Be a Gladiator" "So You Think the Grass is Greener" "So You're Wife Wants to Work"

You get the idea.

By the way, I recognized Phyllis Coates of Lois Lane fame right away (she appeared in 17 or so of these) but I didn't recognize the George O'Hanlon name. However, after listening to him for awhile I realized where I had heard the voice: GEORGE JETSON!


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