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The Caddy (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Sport | 10 August 1953 (USA)
Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.

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Cast

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Mr. Baxter / Old Skinhead
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Charles - the Butler
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Golf Official
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Bruce Reeber
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Grace Taylor
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Mr. Spezzato
Lewis Martin ...
Mr. Taylor
Romo Vincent ...
Eddie Lear - Agent
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Mama Anthony
Houseley Stevenson Jr. ...
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Storyline

The origin of Anthony and Miller, a wildly successful comedy team, can be traced back several years to Harvey Miller's stage fright on the golf links. Although the son of a skilled golfer and an outstanding player in his one right, Miller is too nervous to golf in front of a gallery. He becomes coach and caddy for Joe Anthony, his girlfriend's brother, who must convince his fisherman father that hitting a little ball into a hole can be more lucrative than trawling the Pacific Ocean. While on the PGA tour, their natural comedic abilities are recognized by a shrewd agent who senses their talent and potential, and a new comedy team is born. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Goofy Golfers . . . winning the laughing cup! See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Sport

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10 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

So Where's the Money?  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Central Intelligence Agency was concerned about the portrayal of race relations in Hollywood films, particularly for foreign consumption, and in the early 1950s quietly contacted a number of film studios about using more African-American actors in small, subtly positive roles. One result was the smattering of black observers in the crowd during this film's big golf game. See more »

Goofs

When leaving motel room 108 and getting into Donna Reed's speedster Martin puts his golf clubs in the trunk - but it doesn't close fully and visibly bounces back up a little. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Taylor: [At an elegant country club soiree] Good evening.
Joe Anthony: [Feeling underdressed and out of his element] I better make that 'good night.' I'm out of uniform.
Kathy Taylor: You're positively stunning. So what if you left your dinner jacket at home?
Joe Anthony: I left it in Kansas City, but I can show you the pawn ticket.
Kathy Taylor: I believe you. Shall we dance?
Joe Anthony: Only if I lead.
Kathy Taylor: You can lead.
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Connections

Featured in Doogie Howser, M.D.: It's a Wonderful Laugh (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

(It Takes A Lot Of Little Likes To Make) One Big Love
Music by Harry Warren
Lyric by Jack Brooks
Sung by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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I loved it!
21 April 2000 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

I love Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, and this film had to be one of the funniest, aside from Sailor Beware. Martin and Lewis have a great chemistry that is so much fun to watch. I haven't seen all their movies yet, but after seeing The Caddy, I'll have to see them all! You have to see this movie.


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