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So You Want a Raise (1950)

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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 »

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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>

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23 September 1950 (USA)  »

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Follows So You Want to Be in Pictures (1947) See more »

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Wintermärchen
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aka "Hearts and Flowers"
Music by Alphons Czibulka
Played on the violin when Joe's boss complains about the Internal Revenue Service
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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.


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