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So You're Going to Be a Father (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 10 May 1947 (USA)
Joe McDoakes goes through all the problems and anxieties of becoming a new father. The results aren't exactly what he expected.

Director:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)

Writer:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Hanlon ... Joe McDoakes / Josephine McDoakes
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Joe McDoakes doesn't like kids, and the neighborhood kids don't like him much either, but when his wife Alice tells him she's expecting a little visitor, it doesn't take him long before he's imagining a son who looks like his dad, goes to West Point, and becomes President. During the pregnancy, Joe gets Alice to a checkup, consults a fortune teller, takes care of Alice's midnight cravings for odd foods, and may or may not be ready for the trip to the hospital. Does it all work out as Joe imagined it would? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1947 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Joe McDoakes: They filled their water pistols with kerosene today, don't light a match.
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Connections

Followed by So You Want to Buy a Used Car (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know That You Know
(uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Expectant father becomes a nervous wreck
26 June 2012 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

In this entry, Joe McDoakes is at first a young curmudgeon "who hates kids and kids hate him." And then his wife tells him that a "little visitor" is coming to their home. At the the idea of his becoming a father he increasingly becomes the stereotypical and endearing nervous father-to-be. He takes his wife to the doctor's office but it is he who is sick and nervous. The months go by and a fortune teller tells Joe that the baby is going to a boy and Joe immediately starts dreaming that some day his son will become President. In the best routine, his wife has odd food requirements and asks Joe for raw rhubarb in the middle of the night after the grocery store has closed. Joe gets into the store by egging on a guy to break the grocery store window by throwing a brick at him (which Joe dodges). Of course, it's a silly routine but quite funny. Another silly - but cute - routine is when Joe practices to be a father by putting a diaper on the family dog. His wife Alice drives them to the hospital as he's too nervous. This is a fun short and except for the ending, is funny throughout.


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