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So You Want to Learn to Dance (1953)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  28 March 1953 (USA)
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Joe McDoakes is invited by his boss to a swanky dance. Joe admits he can't dance and the boss gives him a lesson in the office. At the dance, Joe is a social failure and makes many mistakes... See full summary »

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Joe McDoakes is invited by his boss to a swanky dance. Joe admits he can't dance and the boss gives him a lesson in the office. At the dance, Joe is a social failure and makes many mistakes while dancing with his boss' wife. Joe goes to a dancing school and becomes a big success. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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joe mcdoakes | narration | sequel

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(RCA Sound System)

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[first lines]
Man: Funny hey, Joe?
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Follows So You're Going to Have an Operation (1950) See more »

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London Bridge Is Falling Down
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Played at the dance class
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Nice McDoakes short
24 February 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Want to Learn to Dance (1953)

*** (out of 4)

Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) finally gets invited to the bosses house but then he freaks out because he doesn't know how to dance. The boss tries to give him lessons but that doesn't prove to work so finally Joe is told he must learn or be fired. Here's another winning entry in the series that manages to be very funny throughout. If you've seen one of these then you know what to expect but O'Hanlon is at the top of his game here as he gets to show off some wickedly funny and bad dancing and his nervous scratch at the door of the boss is hilarious. Another great sequence happens when a couple women from the office try to teach him to dance but even this blows up in his face.


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