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So You Want to Be a Paper Hanger (1951)

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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(as Richard Bare)

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(original idea), (as Richard Bare)
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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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2 June 1951 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Followed by So You're Going to the Dentist (1952) See more »

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I Know That You Know
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
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Twisting, Turning, Feigning and Fooling (not a Law Firm)
15 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

AFTER STARTING OUT looking as if it was a variation on a previous series entry from that period, this one took several sharp turns. So instead of a reworking of SO YOU WANT TO BE A HANDY MAN, it really struck out on its own, bold and trailblazing path.

BY THIS PERIOD, the use of the Narrator had been largely relegated to a highly diminished role; if not eliminated. In this and several from around the same chronological period,. there is no sign or sound of our old friend, Art Gilmore; who had so handily performed the role so well. Art, you were missed.

WE ALSO FIND that Joe's neighbor and comic foil, the nearsighted Marvin (Rodney Bell) had replaced and filled that niche formerly filled by Joe's pal Homer. Homer (Clifton Young) had passed away at age 33 that previous year and did leave a hole in the regular story lines.

AS FOR THIS story's being unique and full of plot twists, we can only say that so much of the story as it unfolds is totally unexpected and hits many different targets. The range is phenomenal and varies from the stuff of an Edgar Allen Poe to Mack Sennett.

ALL OF THIS variable cinematic behavioural meandering came as a real surprise; albeit a very pleasant one!

WE VOTE TO give it a ****+ rating, right Schultz!


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