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Funny McDoakes and Marvin
13 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Want to Be a Plummer (1951)

*** (out of 4)

Once again Joe McDoakes plays cheap and decides to fix the plumbing in his house. With the help of Marvin they go at it but soon find themselves trapped in the basement with the water rising. This is another good entry in the series with George O'Hanlon and Rodney Bell doing great work together as McDoakes the the dumb neighbor Marvin. The more I see of the two men together the more I'm enjoying them as they have such different acting talents and comic styles that they just make an incredible on-screen couple. The highlight of the film actually happens before Marvin gets there and it's when Joe is trying to take a shower but the water keeps turning off and when it comes back on its extremely hot. Yes, a simple joke that we've seen in countless shorts but O'Hanlon really sells it and gives it a great laugh. The ending with McDoakes getting sucked down the drain has a wonderful pay-off.


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