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That's My Boy (1951)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music, Sport  |  31 May 1951 (USA)
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The greatest player in Ridgefield College history uses his influence and reputation to get his only son, a sickly, uncoordinated nerd, on the college football team with comic results.

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Miss Johnson - Housemother (as Hazel 'Sonny' Boyne)
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Jarring Jack Jackson, the greatest football player in Ridgefield College history, is disappointed that his only son Junior is an uncoordinated, allergy-ridden bookworm. He uses his athletic reputation and standing as #1 alumni contributor to pressure the coach to take Junior on the team. In addition, he pays the tuition of Junior's financially needy classmate Bill Baker, a potential all-American, with the understanding that he will room with Junior and mentor him athletically and socially. Junior's initial efforts as quarterback prove disastrous and further complications arise when the room mates both fall in love with the same co-ed. Plot complications become critical as the climactic homecoming game approaches. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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MADCAPS OF THE CAMPUS! (original print ad - all caps)

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Comedy | Music | Sport

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31 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Bon sang ne peut mentir  »

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Football great Frank Gifford doubled for Jerry Lewis in the kicking scenes. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin Green: The average normal child often resents his parents. Some children often wish they had different parents. Some children even hate their parents.
Jarring Jack Jackson: What about Junior? He hates me?
Benjamin Green: Hates you? The only advice I can give is never take your boy hunting.
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Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Dean Martin (1999) See more »

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Ballin' the Jack
Music by Chris Smith
Lyrics by Jim Burris
Sung and danced by Dean Martin, Polly Bergen and ensemble
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Fairly Funny Movie
2 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a somewhat funny movie with one serious flaw in it....Jerry Lewis's voice!....it was so irritating I had to turn the volume down....he talks with a half baby boy half nerd voice that gets under your skin....in his next few movies he had the same voice but not quite as bad,but in this one its so over the top it ruins any humor in that scene....and many times when he is talking he sounds like he is about to cry...I kept wishing Dean Martin would just land one clean punch when he started his whining....his next movie Sailors Beware was much better...simply too much Junior....and of course its always fun to see Jerry Lewis before he greased up his hair and transformed himself into Dean Martin.


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