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So You Want to Be a Detective

Plot: Joe McDoakes imagines himself as a private detective on a murder case. Throughout the film, he spars verbally with narrator Art Gilmore
Release Date: Saturday, June 26 1948
75 years ago
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Cast

Portrait of George O'HanlonGeorge O'Hanlon
Joe McDoakes (a.k.a. Phillip Snarlow)
George O'Hanlon was
35 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Sat, Nov 23 1912 –
Sat, Feb 11 1989
Portrait of Art GilmoreArt Gilmore
Narrator (voice)
Art Gilmore was
36 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Mon, Mar 18 1912 –
Sat, Sep 25 2010
Portrait of Lila LeedsLila Leeds
Veronica Vacuum (uncredited)
Lila Leeds was
20 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Sat, Jan 28 1928 –
Wed, Sep 15 1999
Portrait of Kit GuardKit Guard
Barroom Thug (uncredited)
Kit Guard was
54 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Sat, May 05 1894 –
Tue, Jul 18 1961

Crew

Portrait of Richard L. BareRichard L. Bare
Director, Writer
Richard L. Bare was
34 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Tue, Aug 12 1913 –
Sat, Mar 28 2015
Portrait of Wesley AndersonWesley Anderson
Director of Photography
Wesley Anderson was
51 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Wed, Dec 23 1896 –
Thu, Nov 17 1960
Portrait of Gordon HollingsheadGordon Hollingshead
Producer
Gordon Hollingshead was
56 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Fri, Jan 08 1892 –
Tue, Jul 08 1952
Portrait of Everett SutherlandEverett Sutherland
Editor
Everett Sutherland was
37 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Wed, Feb 22 1911 –
Sat, Feb 23 1974
Portrait of William LavaWilliam Lava
Original Music Composer
William Lava was
37 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Sat, Mar 18 1911 –
Sat, Feb 20 1971
Portrait of David SwiftDavid Swift
Story
David Swift was
28 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Sun, Jul 27 1919 –
Mon, Dec 31 2001
Portrait of Francis J. ScheidFrancis J. Scheid
Sound Designer
Francis J. Scheid was
40 in So You Want to Be a Detective.
Tue, Jul 23 1907 –
Tue, Jun 01 1999