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So You Want to Hold Your Husband (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 1 July 1950 (USA)
Fed up with Joe's indifference toward her, Alice McDoakes takes her troubles to a marriage counselor. None of the courses of action she is advised to take have any impact on Joe until she ... See full summary »

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Fed up with Joe's indifference toward her, Alice McDoakes takes her troubles to a marriage counselor. None of the courses of action she is advised to take have any impact on Joe until she is advised to create the impression that she has left Joe for another man. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Music by Vincent Youmans
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A Salute To "Unsung Hero", Musical Director, William Lava!
13 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

IT WAS BOUUND to happen. Previously (in 1947-being 3 years earlier), the same domestic situation was addressed, albeit from the opposite side of the equation. The earlier installment concerned Joe's having some doubts about his wife's having misgivings about their marriage.

THIS IS NOT to say that one could brand this as a sort of "Carbon Copy"* or, in more modern nomenclature, a clone. We found that this entry into the series attacked the subject matter in a most refreshing manner.

THERE IS CERTAINgraybearsLY a great influx of revamped sight gags, with the recurring use of the Mc Doakes' king sized Great Dane house pet generating the gags. Additionally we have the unique experience of what looked like an old, obvious and mediocre laugh getter. But the production team's tweaking this ever so slightly resurrected its effect.

WE'RE NOT SAYING that this gag ending was the funniest in the series, but it surely was the most bizarre! NOTE * For most of our readers, who are just a trifle younger than graybeards like Schultz and meself, "Carbon Copy" refers to a now archaic method of making copies of documents by having sheets of inked on one side paper between the number of copies required.

What's that, Schultz? You ask "what's Carbon Paper?" Oh just look it up in the encyclopedia!


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