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So You Want to Be a Cowboy (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Western, Short | 14 April 1951 (USA)
Joe McDoakes and his wife Alice attend a western movie and George soon has himself in the movie shown on the screen as Jump-Along Skip-Along McGurk, western terror pitted against an outlaw ... See full summary »

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(as Richard Bare)

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(as Richard Bare)
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Joe McDoakes and his wife Alice attend a western movie and George soon has himself in the movie shown on the screen as Jump-Along Skip-Along McGurk, western terror pitted against an outlaw and his six henchmen, all of whom are named Tex. Since Warners wasn't making any series westerns at the time and since this short was poking fun at such, the lobby poster at the theater was from a Columbia Durango Kid film. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Western | Short

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Follows So You Want to Be in Politics (1948) See more »

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I Know That You Know
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Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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You'll either love it or hate it...I would put myself among the latter group.
18 October 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I noticed that the other review for "So You Want to Be a Cowboy" is very positive. Well, I didn't like this one at all and would place it among the worst of the Joe McDoakes comedies...and I think you'll either love it or hate it.

Joe insists on taking the wife to see yet another western movie. She hates them but Joe, with his incredibly overactive imagination, sees himself as the hero in the film...and he keeps imagining what it would be like if he was Hop and Skipalong McDoakes, a dopey western hero.

To me the problem is that the jokes were much broader and sillier than usual...to the point where I think many adults would find the film tedious. The kids back in the day probably enjoyed it more. Regardless, it's so different from the other entries in the series...a difference that you may or may not enjoy.


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