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So You Want to Get It Wholesale (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 12 January 1952 (USA)
Joe uses his "contacts" to buy a new oven as cheaply as possible.


(as Richard Bare)


(as Richard Bare)


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Joe McDoakes


Joe is urged to buy a new kitchen stove through a friend of his that can get it at the wholesale (dealer) price. He gives away his old over-range and sets out for the wholesalers. After much passing of money to a shady dealer of stoves, Joe winds up in court where he is fined for buying a stolen stove. He then has to buy back his old stove he had given away. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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stove | wholesale | kitchen | usa | thief | See All (25) »


Comedy | Short


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12 January 1952 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Follows So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (1946) See more »


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Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Fun Entry in the Series
13 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

So You Want to Get It Wholesale (1952)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent entry in the Joe McDoakes series finds our pal being cheap once again and deciding to buy a stove wholesale. The first one he tries to buy gets returned when Marvin says he can get the same one cheaper but of course this just leads to one problem after another. The jokes in this series were always very simple ones and they always depended on star George O'Hanlon to deliver them. His quirky mannerisms are what really stole the show here as he frantically tries to get the best deal in town. This leads to several funny scenes including one with an overly hyper salesman (played by Frank Nelson) with that overly annoying voice. The highlight of the film would have to be a scene that takes place in "Stove Heaven" where Joe keeps trying to get a better deal yet never catching on to the fact that he's being taken advantage of. As usual O'Hanlon steals the show but he gets some nice support from Phyllis Coates, Rodney Bell and Nelson.

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