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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)
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 »
When Harvey Miller Jr. pushes open the caddies' shower room with soap in his eyes the door is made of glass. When he next appears exiting the room the door is made of wood. 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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A Martin-Lewis silly farce about two losers who are great at golf. Trouble is that one (Lewis) can't shoot well in front of crowds so he becomes Martin's caddy and suffers many indignities along the way.
Jerry Lewis does his usual shtick with great competence. His scene of destroying a department store is so similar to that of a Marx Brothers film.
Donna Reed, an Oscar winner the same year for "From Here to Eternity," is along for the ride as Martin's newly-found girl friend. She was far better off in dramatic performances.
Martin's sister is played by Barbara Bates. You remember her as that girl from Erasmus Hall High School who hides out in Anne Baxter's apartment at the end of "All About Eve." After being in this silly nonsense, Bates should have taken the closest plane back to Flatbush and Church Ave. and resume Erasmus attendance.
Martin nicely sings "That's Amore," which was nominated as best song. Argentina Brunetti, who died in Dec. 2005 at 98, plays his mother.
Fred Clark, who always tried to be serious but would come off funny, is victimized in this flick as the Department Store head knocked for a loop by Lewis.
No hole in one for this flick. Maybe, a hole in the head for making it.
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