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So You Want to Hold Your Wife (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 22 November 1947 (USA)
Joe McDoakes has been married to his wife Alice McDoakes for five years, but around year three, he began to feel dissatisfied with the marriage. Seeking help from an on-air marriage ... See full summary »

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Joe McDoakes has been married to his wife Alice McDoakes for five years, but around year three, he began to feel dissatisfied with the marriage. Seeking help from an on-air marriage counselor named Mr. Agony whose tag line is "how to be happy tho married", Joe spills his heart out on the radio program. On the advice of Mr. Agony, Joe decides to make a concerted effort to live harmoniously with Alice. The one thing he may have troubles with, and which bothers him the most, is her snoring, which he can't tell her she does. So he goes to extreme measures to solve that most tricky problem, with unintended consequences. Written by Huggo

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Connections

Followed by So You Want to Be a Muscle Man (1949) See more »

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I Know That You Know
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
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Great line!
14 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The topic is the odds of marital bliss, circa 1947. Joe McDoaks relates what life is like being married to his wife, Alice with a handful of examples (her insensitivity to his party guests, her snoring. The best? After an argument over his wife inviting her family over for Thanksgiving, Joe's wife packs a suitcase to go home to her mother. Joe takes the turkey and stuffs it in her suitcase yelling, "AND YOU CAN GIVE HER THE BIRD FOR ME!" Absolute classic. Jane Harker, who pops up frequently in these Warners' Joe McDoaks shorts is quite a babe. She's quite a contrast to Joe's circle of dentally-challenged friends and co-workers. As a kid of the 60's it's tough reconcile George O'Hanlon's face with George Jetson's voice, but he's a enjoyable comedian and these (mostly) 40's one-reeler's are all watchable.


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