Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's fight against Hitler. However, Byers is not the kind of man who takes "No" ... See full summary »
Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Was the second York Pictures Corporation production, a company owned by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Prior to making the film, the duo paid $850,000 to extract themselves from their contract with Screen Associates, the company that had underwritten York's participation in At War with the Army (1950), company's previous production. See more »
Joe is twice seen walking down Pacific Coast Highway "heading for San Francisco." However, from Monterey he would actually need to walk in the opposite direction. See more »
[At an elegant country club soiree]
[Feeling underdressed and out of his element]
I better make that 'good night.' I'm out of uniform.
You're positively stunning. So what if you left your dinner jacket at home?
I left it in Kansas City, but I can show you the pawn ticket.
I believe you. Shall we dance?
Only if I lead.
You can lead.
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Yep. "The Caddy" Was Even Worse Than I Could've Imagined
Nope. Jerry Lewis's recyclable schtick (this time as Harvey Miller) as a 20-something virgin and all-round annoyance (with a pigeon-toed run and a decidedly gay streak, to boot) was not my idea of a funny character.
I cannot understand how Lewis (and his totally grate-on-the-nerves screen-persona) became such a phenomenally popular comedian of movies, TV and stage for well over 20 years (from the 1950s through to the 1970s).
To me, Jerry Lewis was just plain dumb and totally unfunny.
And, in The Caddy, if Lewis's asininity wasn't irritating enough all on its own, his co-star, Dean Martin, was one of the blandest, most boring, most talentless actors/singers to ever emerge out of Tinseltown's woodwork.
I am stunned beyond belief that this less-than-dynamic-duo of Lewis & Martin were a mega-popular comedy pair, going strong for close to a solid decade in movies together.
To me, when it comes to comedy, Lewis & Martin were the absolute bottom of the barrel for laughs. Even the dimwit antics of Abbott & Costello faired a helluva lot better than anything that these 2 did.
Anyways - The Caddy's story (what there is of one) is so simple-minded that it can only be described as being nothing but pure brain-dead nonsense.
Lewis plays Harvey Miller, a total golf-nut with serious performance anxiety. This, of course, prevents Harvey from competing on the professional golf circuit and so he teaches his bosom buddy, Joe Anthony, everything he knows about the game and together (with Harvey being Joe's caddy) they go and beat the pants off of every other golfer entered at the all-important Monterey Golf Tournament. (natch)
With absolute lame junk as The Caddy, I wonder how the hell these 2 morons (Lewis & Martin) ever built such a lucrative franchise out of their teamwork that endured for as long as it did.
I found that, on top of the terrible jokes and the preposterous situations that prevailed, there was absolutely no team chemistry, whatsoever, happening between Lewis & Martin. It certainly appeared to me that all they seemed to be doing whenever they appeared on screen together was to try to up-stage each other in any way that they possibly could.
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