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

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I Know That You Know
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
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31 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

So You Want to Hold Your Wife (1947)

*** (out of 4)

Another entertaining entry in the Joe McDoakes series this time has our lovable loser on a radio show talking about the problems with his marriage. His marriage started off fine but now he can't stand her snoring, her inviting her parents over for Thanksgiving and he especially can't stand her brother. If you're a fan of the series then there's no doubt this one will keep you entertained. If you're new to the series this might not be the best place to start but I'm sure you'll still find it mildly entertaining. There are many funny moments but the best has to be when the wife threatens to go to her mother's after their fight on Thanksgiving so Joe packs her bags with the turkey in it. The earlier scenes with the wild party are fairly lame but things pick up after that.


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