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So You Want to Be an Actor (1949)

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Short | 11 min | Comedy, Short

Joe McDoakes, unemployed thespian, makes all the casting calls,reads all of the trade papers, sees agents and tries out for casting directors and producers, and finally lands a role; the guy behind the 8-ball that is on the title frame of ...See moreJoe McDoakes, unemployed thespian, makes all the casting calls,reads all of the trade papers, sees agents and tries out for casting directors and producers, and finally lands a role; the guy behind the 8-ball that is on the title frame of all of the Joe McDoakes shorts. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)
Writer
Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)
Cinematographer
Carl E. Guthrie (as Carl Guthrie)
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Updated Dec 3, 1949

Release date
Dec 3, 1949 (United States)

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15 cast members
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George O'Hanlon
Joe McDoakes Joe McDoakes   See fewer
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Fred Clark
Mr. Frisbee (uncredited) Mr. Frisbee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Gilmore
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Kelsey
Counter Man (uncredited) Counter Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margie Liszt
Frisbee's Receptionist (uncredited) Frisbee's Receptionist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Lomas
Chauncey (uncredited) Chauncey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill McLean
Stage Director (uncredited) Stage Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cleo Moore
Scarlett (uncredited) Scarlett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Stage Manager (uncredited) Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Nelson
Theatrical Agent (uncredited) Theatrical Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave O'Brien
Audience member (uncredited) Audience member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Sanford
Mr. Sherbert (uncredited) Mr. Sherbert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Stanhope
Harry (uncredited) Harry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vaughan
Mrs. O'Rourke (uncredited) Mrs. O'Rourke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clifton Young
Actor Playing Colonel in Civil War Play (uncredited) Actor Playing Colonel in Civil War Play (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 44 votes