Joe McDoakes goes to the hospital suffering from acute indigestion, and draws an operation-enthusiast quack for a doctor. Joe is opened up so much that a zipper is installed. Later, he is somewhat surprised when he is mistakenly informed that he has given birth.Written by
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But I heard of cases where the doctor operated for appendicitis and the patient died of gallstones.
Dr. Van Slaughter:
Fear not, young man. If I say a patient has appendicitis, that is what he'll die of.
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This is simply one of the funniest Joe McDoakes comedies, though it's tone and style is very different...which is unusual since the films were all written and directed by Richard Bare.
When the story begins, Joe wakes up at night and decides to eat a snack. Considering what he eats, it's not surprising he'd have a stomach ache. However, he's inexplicably taken to the hospital and a quack of a doctor advises him he must have an operation...his appendix is about to burst. Before he has a chance to tell the doc that he's already had his appendix removed, he's knocked out and headed to the operating table. And, this keeps happening again and again! The doctors are all morons with dubious skills...and poor Joe is the recipient of their blundering. It's all very funny and a bit surreal...but also loads of fun and silliness.
Incidentally, you don't see Mrs. McDoakes in this one...and the ending is just amazing!!
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