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So You Want to Throw a Party (1950)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Short  |  4 February 1950 (USA)
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Joe and Alice McDoakes are planning on throwing a party, but Joe mixes up his list of creditors with the list of names Alice gave him to invite. The creditors have a much better time than Joe does.

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Joe and Alice McDoakes are planning on throwing a party, but Joe mixes up his list of creditors with the list of names Alice gave him to invite. The creditors have a much better time than Joe does.

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Decent McDoakes Short
17 April 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Want to Throw a Party (1950)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent entry in the series has Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) and his wife Alice (Phyllis Coates) throwing a party but poor Joe accidentally takes some sleeping pills and ends up inviting the wrong people over. So who does he invite over? The creditors he owes money to. The series had a few low points, many high points and a few entries that were in the middle and this here is one of them. If you're not familiar with the series then you might find this one mildly entertaining but fans will probably find much of the writing to be somewhat lazy. There's a long-running gag with Joe's tie that's never funny yet it gets played out at least three times. We also have another gag about the party being dead that doesn't really work. The best parts of the film are the early minutes when we see Joe accidentally taking the sleeping pills and the aftermath from doing it. As usual both O'Hanlon and Coates fit in their roles just fine and they both end up doing a lot more than the screenplay offers.


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