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So You Want an Apartment (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 3 January 1948 (USA)
Joe McDoakes and his wife go apartment hunting.

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(as Richard Bare)

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(as Richard Bare)
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Joe McDoakes
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Made during the post-war period of pressing apartment shortages, Joe McDoakes senses an attempt to force him out when the landlord puts an elevator shaft in the middle of his living room. After eviction, he is swamped with offers ranging from rooms in condemned tenements to black-market bungalows. He finally signs an expensive (relatively speaking) $500 lease for his old apartment. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Short

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Followed by So You're Going to Have an Operation (1950) See more »

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I Know That You Know
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Music by Vincent Youmans
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That awful McNasty!
15 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Joe and his wife are in a bind. Their awful landlord, Mr. McNasty, wants to evict them and put in tenants who are willing to pay his ridiculous prices. This is because during and just after WWII, there was a severe housing shortage and folks were stuck in a seller's market. The Joe McDoakes short is all about the many hoops Joe needs to jump through in order to get a new apartment...and at the end, he's paying $500 a month...a princely sum back in the 1940s!

This one has a lot of good gags. While all the McDoakes films were enjoyable and fun, this one is a standout because of the many excellent laughs as well as the silly ending. I don't want to say more...but this is among the best of the series.


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