MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,803 this week

So You're Taking in a Roomer (1954)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  30 October 1954 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 9 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Joe and Alice decide to rent a room in their house to their neighbor Marvin, who says he is a potato broker. He sets up an office and talks Joe into being his partner in the "potato" ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Richard Bare)

Writers:

(story),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: So You're Taking in a Roomer (1954)

So You're Taking in a Roomer (1954) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of So You're Taking in a Roomer.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
George O'Hanlon ...
Edit

Storyline

Joe and Alice decide to rent a room in their house to their neighbor Marvin, who says he is a potato broker. He sets up an office and talks Joe into being his partner in the "potato" business. Joe thinks business is fine, until Marvin skips town and two bookies show up to collect the 'potatoes" from Joe. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

joe mcdoakes | narration | sequel | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 1954 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows So You're Having In-Law Trouble (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know That You Know
(uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Few Nice Laughs
29 December 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You're Taking in a Roomer (1954)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The McDoakes family are falling behind on all their bills so Alice suggests that they rent out their spare room. Joe finally agrees but after a few clients don't work he finally agrees to rent the room to his neighbor Marvin who brings Joe in on his "potato" business, which turns out to be a gambling house. Of course McDoakes is too dumb to figure this out and soon gangsters are paying him a visit. This entry in the series isn't going to go down as one of the best but there are enough mild laughs to make it worth sitting through. The best moment happens early on when Joe rents the room to a hot blonde (Joi Lansing) who of course ends up getting kicked out by Alice due to Joe flirting with her. Once again George O'Hanlon and Rodney Bell have great chemistry as Joe and Marvin. The two really know how to play off one another and it's this chemistry that really makes the film worth sitting through.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss So You're Taking in a Roomer (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page