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So You Want to Know Your Relatives (1954)

Do-gooder Joe McDoakes is the guest on the "Know Your Relatives" TV show where, to his chagrin, many of his black sheep relations reveal the skeletons in the family closet.

Director:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)

Writers:

Dean Riesner (story), George O'Hanlon (story) | 1 more credit »
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George O'Hanlon ... Joe McDoakes
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Joe McDoakes is a good-hearted soul, loved and respected by all and the president of the Good-Doers club. As such, he is selected to be the guest on the "Know Your Relatives" radio program. From his past comes an uncle who is an ex-con and reminds Joe of his reform school days; Joe's first wife, a follies dancer; an uncle who tells of the money Joe stole from him; a cousin who talks about Joe's war-time cowardice; and his mother and father make an appearance, straight from the poor-house. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Short

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Trivia

Released as part of the "Burt Lancaster Signature Collection" on the same disk with His Majesty O'Keefe (1954). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Eskimo: What a prince!
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Connections

Follows So You Want to Be a Cowboy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know That You Know
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Joe McDoakes...and insanely nice guy!
20 February 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In this installment of the long-running Joe McDoakes series, Joe is inexplicably a super-nice guy. He runs himself ragged doing nice things for people and he is nothing like the normal Joe! Because he's so sweet, the local Good-Doers Club nominates him to appear on the show "Know Your Relatives". Unfortunately, the family reunion on the show completely backfires when his family turns out to be a bunch of thugs and low-lifes. And, in the process, you learn a lot of awful things about Joe!

This is a pretty funny installment. My favorite part was when you meet his relative, the Captain (Larry Blake). The man does a wonderful impersonation of Joe...with the same sound and cadence to his voice...it was very cute. Overall, well worth your time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1954 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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