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The One and Only (1978)

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 ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Schmidt
Mary Crawford
Gene Saks ...
Sidney Seltzer
Mr. Crawford
Hector Moses
Mrs. Crawford
Milton Miller
Announcer in Des Moines
Anthony Battaglia ...
Little Andy
Arnold - The King
Autograph Hound
Charles Frank ...
Paul Harris
Chavo Guerrero Sr. ...
Indian Joe (as Chavo Guerrero)


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>

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She had to marry him. She was too embarrassed to have him as a date.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

3 February 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das charmante Großmaul  »

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1.85 : 1
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Roddy Piper: Uncredited, as Leatherneck Joe Brady. This was Piper's debut film & TV credit. See more »


Sidney Seltzer: If his legs were as big as his schlong, he'd be playing basketball.
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Features Your Show of Shows (1950) See more »


Lyric by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Patrick Williams
Sung by Kacey Cisyk
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A Diamond In The Rough
14 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a perfect example of a film that divides people into 2 groups.. Those who get the joke and those who don't. People usually attack what they don't understand. This film has a comic style and charm that has been unparalleled since. It's a GREAT comedy.. and a GREAT romance. It's a perfect date movie. A perfect movie for someone who wants a good lighthearted laugh. And if your perspective is too tense, maybe this movie isn't for you, and you may need counseling. It is an injustice that Paramount has kept this film on the shelf since the early 80's, having never seen the light of day on DVD. Yet they feel an Urban version of "The Honeymooners" is a good idea. I find it odd that my two alltime favorite romantic comedies have never been released on DVD. The other being Gene Wilder's "The World's Greatest Lover" which Fox has sat on since the early 80's as well... Yet, "From Justin To Kelly" is in nearly every video store in the country. There is no Justice in the world. Maybe those who took the time to bash this will enjoy "From Justin To Kelly", I'm sure that one is watered enough for them to "get". Sometimes with age people lose their sense of humor... Or sometimes it just goes stale and they find comic satisfaction in reruns of "Full House".

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