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So You Want to Be a Banker (1954)

Joe McDoakes graduates from Potash University and gets a job in a bank run by Harrington Arrington Farrington Jr, a former classmate. Joe struggles in his menial tasks for years and ... See full summary »

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(as Richard Bare)

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(story) (as Frederick L. Fox), (as Richard Bare)
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Joe McDoakes graduates from Potash University and gets a job in a bank run by Harrington Arrington Farrington Jr, a former classmate. Joe struggles in his menial tasks for years and eventually learns enough to embezzle $1,000,000 and take over the bank. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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3 July 1954 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Follows So You Want to Enjoy Life (1952) See more »

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I Know That You Know
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Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Fair McDoakes Entry
29 December 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Want to Be a Banker (1954)

** (out of 4)

Fair entry in the series explains how Joe McDoakes finished last in his class yet managed to become the president of a bank and tycoon. If you're familiar with the series then you know it mostly contains simple situations that our hero McDoakes gets himself into. It's usually his dumbness that gets him into trouble but that's not the case here as he actually finds a way to borrow a million dollars without anyone knowing. This is an interesting twist for the series but sadly the screenplay really doesn't offer us anything funny. For the most part the film plays is rather flat as we get a few sequences that get a brief smile but there's simply nothing good enough to make the film worth sitting through other than fans such as myself who want to see each film in the series. George O'Hanlon does his typical good job but the rest of the cast is rather forgettable.


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