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So You Want to Be a V.P. (1955)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 29 October 1955 (USA)
Joe McDoakes is employed as the seventh vice-president in a firm that only makes promotions from the employee ranks. The sixth vice-president tries to tutor Joe in how to get ahead with the... See full summary »

Director:

Richard L. Bare

Writers:

George O'Hanlon (story), Richard L. Bare
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Cast overview:
George O'Hanlon ... Joe McDoakes
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Storyline

Joe McDoakes is employed as the seventh vice-president in a firm that only makes promotions from the employee ranks. The sixth vice-president tries to tutor Joe in how to get ahead with the boss, but all his ideas backfire. Thrity years later, Joe is the only vice-president left to be promoted but, just as the prized promotion is about to be bestowed, the Boss, as usual, forgets Joe's name...and so does Joe. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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So You Want to Be a Vice President See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

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Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Played when Joe's boss wheels into the office
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Meh....
20 February 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

It seems that one of the company's vice presidents has died and the boss is considering who to appoint in the man's place. Joe wants the job and foolishly goes to his co-worker Homer in order to get advice on what to do to win the boss over to his side. But, again and again, the plans backfire...and Joe ends up making things much worse.

So is this one any good? Not especially, but it is mildly entertaining with a decent punchline at the end. Skipable but not especially bad.


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