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So You're Going on a Vacation (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 5 July 1947 (USA)
Joe McDoakes is informed of his two-week vacation at the last minute and decides to take advantage of a "free" vacation-planning service at a local department store. With his usual low ... See full summary »

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Joe McDoakes
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Joe McDoakes is informed of his two-week vacation at the last minute and decides to take advantage of a "free" vacation-planning service at a local department store. With his usual low sales resistance, he ends up spending $1,000 on useless equipment and traveling 500 miles. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Cheetah, Cherokee Indian Guide: Me Brooklyn Indian.
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Followed by So You Want to Enjoy Life (1952) See more »

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Music by Vincent Youmans
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You gotta feel sorry for Joe this time...
30 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Sometimes, you don't feel the least bit sorry for Joe McDoakes. After all, in many of the shorts he's a complete idiot who brings problems on himself. However, in "So You're Going on Vacation", he just wants some peace and quiet...and no one will let him do this. First, his wife insists that he CAN'T stay home and enjoy his two weeks doing nothing. Second, after sending him to the store to get free brochures about travel, he's attacked by the world's most aggressive salesman. And, third, he arrives at the lake in the middle of no where only to learn that pretty much EVERYTHING he wants to do is against the rules. This is a cute little short about the pitfalls of vacationing and is a good object lesson to us all...or at least it should be. I just liked watching the salesman chasing McDoakes and tackling him to get a sale! Cute and worth your time.


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