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So You Want to Be a Paper Hanger (1951)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  2 June 1951 (USA)
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Joe McDoakes, ever obliging and always helpful, volunteers to hang the new wallpaper for his wife. With the help of his neighbor, Marvin, and despite interruptions and mishaps - lots of ... See full summary »

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Joe McDoakes, ever obliging and always helpful, volunteers to hang the new wallpaper for his wife. With the help of his neighbor, Marvin, and despite interruptions and mishaps - lots of mishaps - Joe completes the job. There is a minor problem; Marvin has been papered to the wall. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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So You Want to Be a Paper Hanger (1951)

*** (out of 4)

Another entry in the long running Joe McDoakes series this time finds the husband being pressured into putting up wallpaper for his wife (Phyllis Coates) who has been invited to host a club of women. With the help of his neighbor Marvin (Rodney Bell), Joe gets going but soon things start to go wrong. This is yet another strong entry in the series with non-stop laughs right from the start and all the way to the closing joke, which had tears running down my eyes from laughing so hard. The subplot of the film deals with the men trying to finish the room so quickly that Marvin gets caught behind the paper and soon the police are investigating his disappearance. I won't spoil the outcome but it's a very funny one. Arthur Q. Bryan, best known for the voice of Elmer Fudd, appears here as a door-to-door salesman and nearly steals the film. And yes, he uses his Fudd voice.


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