So You Want to Be a Muscle Man (1949)

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Ellery, who continually embarrasses Joe McDoakes with his physical prowess, makes a big hit with Joe's wife, Alice. Alice wants the piano moved and Ellery is on hand to do the job with such... See full summary »


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15 October 2017 | MartinHafer
| The first of five appearances by Willard Waterman
Willard Waterman is most likely a name you won't recognize. However, Mr. Waterman appeared in many movies and TV shows over the years and his slick, oily persona is easy to recognize. Here he plays Mr. Apollo, a Charles Atlas type who sells mail order muscle courses. In this case, Joe McDoakes wants the course because he's jealous of his super-muscley neighbor (played by a man who was Mr. America). The problem is that by the end, Joe is out a lot of money and is on the warpath. Can his anger enable him to finally get the best of his muscle-bound neighbor?

This is an enjoyable McDoakes installment. As became the norm, the wife is played by Phyllis Coates...the wife of the writer-director of the McDoakes films, Richard L. Bare. Worth seeing and clever.

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