1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out much harder than he expected. Most directors take offense at his free interpretation of his roles. Desperate, he tries in wrestling. To avoid getting beaten up he stages the fights - and incidentally invents show-wrestling. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
She had to marry him. She was too embarrassed to have him as a date.
Did You Know?
Actor Henry Winkler
is seen sporting peroxided blonde hair in this movie. The name of the blonde-haired ballet-costume wearing wrestling character with a harem of girls that Andy Schmidt (Henry Winkler
) creates was called "The Lover" or "The Great Lover', and he is 'The One And Only' of the film's title. The character and film's story was based on glamor wrestler Gorgeous George
(real name George Raymond Wagner) and his career. This picture was made and released about fifteen years after Gorgeous George
had passed away. Winkler once commented that George had blond curls and sprayed himself in the ring with perfume, "If that doesn't shatter my Fonz image, nothing will!". See more
If his legs were as big as his schlong, he'd be playing basketball.
THE ONE AND ONLY
Lyric by Alan Bergman
and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Patrick Williams
Sung by Kacey Cisyk See more