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So You Want to Get Rich Quick (1949)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  28 October 1949 (USA)
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Joe McDoakes stands to inherit $100,000 if he can prove he has a make heir. He adopts a tough kid named Stinky. When the check arrives, it is made out to Stinky, so Joe tries to change his ... See full summary »

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Joe McDoakes stands to inherit $100,000 if he can prove he has a make heir. He adopts a tough kid named Stinky. When the check arrives, it is made out to Stinky, so Joe tries to change his name and cash the check. Par for his usual course, this action does not work out for poor Joe. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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joe mcdoakes | narration | sequel

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Followed by So You Want to Enjoy Life (1952) See more »

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Fair McDoakes
31 March 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Want to Get Rich Quick (1949)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Joe McDoakes is once again broke and doesn't see anything positive coming up but he has a bit of good luck when his uncle dies and leaves him $100,000 if he has a son to carry on the family name. He doesn't so he adopts a punk (Joe Turkel) but then the problems start. This is pretty middle-ground as far as this series goes as there are a couple decent laughs but none of them are big enough to really warrant anyone except fans to check this out. The biggest problem is that there really aren't any laughs to be had and for the most part the screenplay seems rather confused on where it wants to go. We have a bunch of silly characters including Frank Nelson as an annoying IRS man, Dick Elliott as a funny judge and of course Phyllis Coates as the wife. Turkel is pretty good in the role of the punk and most will remember him for his role of the bartender in Kubrick's THE SHINING.


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