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The Golf Specialist (1930)

Passed | | Short, Comedy, Sport | 22 August 1930 (USA)
J. Effingham Bellweather plays golf despite many slapstick setbacks.

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At a Florida hotel, absconding miscreant J. Effingham Bellweather goes slapstick golfing with the house detective's flirtatious wife and an incompetent caddy. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Short | Comedy | Sport

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Trivia

The picture of Bellweather on the wanted poster shows W.C. Fields in costume for his "Fatal Glass of Beer" sketch. It obviously is taken from a stage presentation of the well-tried routine, as the comedian would not film it until 1933. See more »

Goofs

When the paper from the pie are interfering with Bellweather's golf swing, the whirring sound of the fan blowing them can be heard clearly on the sound track. See more »

Quotes

J. Effingham Bellweather: [discovering his caddy with a pie] Fancy bringing a pie to the golf course! A pint yes, but a pie never!
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Featured in The Great Man: W.C. Fields (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
The first three words of the song is sung a cappella by W.C. Fields.
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Early Fields talkie short
21 May 2002 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Even though this film suffers from staginess in its filming, and even in the acting of much of the supporting cast, THE GOLF SPECIALIST can still be fun to watch. Fields is brilliant as always, finding much humor in the simplest situations. This is more or less a filmed record of his "golf routine" in which he keeps stalling so he does not have to hit the ball and prove what a bad golfer he really is. He lets every little possible thing stand in his way. This film may be more of historical interest now, as the golf routine was put on film later in YOU'RE TELLING ME, but it still manages to remain entertaining.


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