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Let's Join Joanie (1950)

Salesgirl Joanie tries to impress a handsome man by joining a fitness club.




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... Joanie Davis


Joanie Davis is smitten with Jim Benson, the handsome, athletic new tenant in her apartment building. Learning that he loves to exercise, she decides the best way to get a date with the young man is to join a women's fitness club, but her efforts to get in shape meet with disastrous results. Written by David Bassler

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1950 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Jim Benson: Good morning! My name is Jim Benson.
Joanie: B-B-B-Ba-Ba-Ba...
Jim Benson: Benson - Jim Benson. You probably don't know who I am.
Joanie: Oh, but I do! You're the new tenant in Room 5! Well, don't just stand there. Won't you... Won't you...
Jim Benson: Won't I what?
Joanie: Just name it, won't you?
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A bit silly but it did make me smile
29 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Joan Davis stars in "Let's Join Joanie"--a TV pilot for a series that unfortunately was never made. I say unfortunately because it was funny and in many ways it played a bit like "I Love Lucy" but was about a wacky single lady, not a nut married to a Cuban band leader.

When the show begins, Joanie is asleep and quickly wakes up for work. How she got ready for work was quite funny and they played it up well. Soon, however, her morning routine is interrupted when a hunky neighbor arrives. Joanie is all over herself and it's VERY obvious she's smitten with the guy. However, he says he wants a very athletic wife--something Joanie is not. So, she goes to a health club and tells them to give her 'the works'.

The show was a bit uneven--and perhaps this was why the networks passed on this one. I enjoyed it but some of the humor WAS a bit broad and very silly. But, most importantly, I did laugh. If you want to see this cute show, it is available for free viewing or download at archive.org--but be forewarned, the print is a bit washed out and has obviously seen better days.

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