MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 229,113 this week

So You Want a Raise (1950)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Joe McDoakes asks for a raise and is informed by his boss that the employee selected by him to run the office while he is on vacation will get a raise. Joe works hard and is selected, but ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Richard Bare)

Writer:

(as Richard Bare)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 3573 titles
created 20 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: So You Want a Raise (1950)

So You Want a Raise (1950) on IMDb 5.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of So You Want a Raise.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
George O'Hanlon ...
Edit

Storyline

Joe McDoakes asks for a raise and is informed by his boss that the employee selected by him to run the office while he is on vacation will get a raise. Joe works hard and is selected, but manages to get himself unselected when he hears his boss rehearsing for a gangster role in a play and Joe calls the police. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 September 1950 (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

Followed by So You Want to Be Your Own Boss (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Wintermärchen
(uncredited)
aka "Hearts and Flowers"
Music by Alphons Czibulka
Played on the violin when Joe's boss complains about the Internal Revenue Service
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fun Film
24 February 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Want a Raise (1950)

*** (out of 4)

Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) is being pressured by his wife to ask for a raise and he's about to do so when he over hears his boss talking to two different thugs about sneaking Mexicans in the country. McDoakes decides to call the police before the boss can pin the crime on him but of course Joe doesn't have the biggest brain going. This is another fine entry in the long running series and it features just the type of laughs you'd expect as our hero gets himself into one mess after another. There are many funny scenes here but the best has to be the one where Joe is trying to brown nose but then catches the bosses hand in the door. Another fine sequence is when he's talking down about the boss only to get caught and then try to work his way out. O'Hanlon gives another very good performance.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss So You Want a Raise (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page