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So You Want to Get Rich Quick (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 28 October 1949 (USA)
Joe McDoakes stands to inherit $100,000 if he can prove he has a make heir. He adopts a tough kid named Stinky. When the check arrives, it is made out to Stinky, so Joe tries to change his ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)

Writer:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)
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George O'Hanlon ... Joe McDoakes
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Joe McDoakes stands to inherit $100,000 if he can prove he has a make heir. He adopts a tough kid named Stinky. When the check arrives, it is made out to Stinky, so Joe tries to change his name and cash the check. Par for his usual course, this action does not work out for poor Joe. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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joe mcdoakes | narration | sequel | See All (3) »

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Comedy | Short

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1949 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Followed by So You Want a Television Set (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Joe reads the telegram
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Only fair.
15 October 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Generally, the Joe McDoakes shorts from Warner Brothers were very enjoyable and silly entertainment. This one, "So You Want to Get Rich Quick" is not one of the better entries--mostly because the plot is incredibly contrived...even for a McDoakes film.

When the story begins, Joe learns he's to inherit $100,000. However, his wife notices a problem...the inheritance requires Joe has an heir. So, they go about trying to get an instant son...and many complications result. The story is told in court with lots of flashback scenes. It's only mildly funny and not exactly an installment you must see...it's more for the die hard fans of the series who insist on seeing them all.


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