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So You Want to Be a Musician (1953)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  10 January 1953 (USA)
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Joe McDoakes can't find a job as a bassoonist, so he pawns his instrument. Then a friend gets him a job as a fiddle player in a gypsy tea room, but his playing drives away the diners and he... See full summary »

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Joe McDoakes can't find a job as a bassoonist, so he pawns his instrument. Then a friend gets him a job as a fiddle player in a gypsy tea room, but his playing drives away the diners and he is fired. He finally catches on as a one-man band. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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joe mcdoakes | narration | sequel

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Follows So You Want to Keep Your Hair (1946) See more »

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Hungarian Dance No. 5
(uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played faster and faster on the violin at the restaurant
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Lesser Entry from McDoakes
13 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Want to Be a Musician (1953)

** (out of 4)

Lesser entry in the long-running series has Joe McDoakes trying to play in a classical band but one mix up after another has him thrown out. He ends up taking any job he can but gets back with the big guys just in time for a major concert. Will things work out okay? If you're familiar with the series then you'll know the answer to that but unless you're a major fan then there's not too much of a reason to check this one out. I was really disappointed in this one, which could be the least entertaining out of all of them up to this point. I found the writing to be pretty lazy as there weren't too many jokes thrown in and the ones we do get are all pretty boring and routine. I really don't recall laughing a single time, which was a first for this series with me. Even George O'Hanlon seems to be rather bored here and just going through the numbers.


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