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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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Mr. Baxter / Old Skinhead
Clinton Sundberg ...
Charles - the Butler
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Golf Official
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Bruce Reeber
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Grace Taylor
Frank Puglia ...
Mr. Spezzato
Lewis Martin ...
Mr. Taylor
Romo Vincent ...
Eddie Lear - Agent
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Mama Anthony
Houseley Stevenson Jr. ...
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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 (duke1029@aol.com)

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Comedy | Musical | Sport

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10 August 1953 (USA)  »

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So Where's the Money?  »

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Trivia

Was the second production of York Pictures Corporation, 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), its previous production. 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

You're The Right One
Music by Harry Warren
Lyric by Jack Brooks
Sung by Dean Martin
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A Martin and Lewis Movie…but Don't Tell Jerry
26 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It May be Hard to Believe Revisiting Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Today, as a Musical-Comedy Team They were Once Considered the Cream of 1950's Entertainment. Immensely Popular and Rolling Along with the Highest of Salaries these Two Mediocre Talents were what Passed for Genius in the World of Light Entertainment in the Eisenhower Era.

They weren't Bad but Great is not an Adjective that comes Immediately to Mind. Popular is More Like it, and Popular They Were. They Must have had Something because the Box-Office Cash Registers Rung and the Duo were in Demand on TV, Nightclubs, and in the Movies.

This Movie is just One More of the Mediocrities that the Team Produced that was Formulaic to the Extreme and Hardly a Stretch for the Performers. Jerry can get Laughs but the Ego Never Fails to get Involved. For Example, He couldn't let Dino be the Crooner, Lewis had to Sing and Sing a lot. He even had to Weasel in on "That's Amore" with His Obnoxious Whine.

It is Possible that if Lewis could have just let Things Unfold Naturally with the Strengths of the Two, They could have been even More Respected Critically, Better Remembered, and Possibly the Act would have Stayed Together Much Longer.

But Jerry Lewis could Not Help Himself. So in this OK Movie He Warbles Songs and does Everything He can to Upstage not Only Dean but the Whole Movie. Even Donna Reed is Wasted in a Pitifully Bland Role, Fresh off an Oscar. The Fat Man Yucking it Up at Jerry in Every Turn is a Prime Example of the Self Congratulatory Lewis.


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