5.8/10
551
15 user 11 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $9.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bert Rigby lives in the small dying town Langmore, where most people depend on badly doing mining corporation. While his fellows are on strike once again, he decides to try his luck in ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Robert Lindsay, Robbie Coltrane, Cathryn Bradshaw
Night Shift (1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long
The Comic (1969)
Certificate: M Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Story of a brilliant silent-film comic whose talent is overshadowed by his ego.

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Michele Lee, Mickey Rooney
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young would-be actor seeks his first break.

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: José Ferrer, Shelley Winters, Elaine May
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A bride's divorced parents find their old feelings for each other during the wedding reception and over the course of the next few days upsetting the newlywed's honeymoon.

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Bette Midler, Dennis Farina, Paula Marshall
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A frustrated woman's life gets even more frustrating once she gets into an affair with a man who suffers a fatal heart attack after their fling.

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Kirstie Alley, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher
Edit

Cast

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

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 February 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das charmante Großmaul  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point the entire family is watching Your Show of Shows (1950) starring Sid Caesar, the TV program on which director Carl Reiner first made his mark. See more »

Quotes

Andy Schmidt: I'm onto some very big things. Josh Logan called me up. Kazan likes me very much. It's all doing to happen in a matter of days.
Milton Miller: My career is in the shithouse, too.
See more »


Soundtracks

THE ONE AND ONLY
Lyric by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Patrick Williams
Sung by Kacey Cisyk
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the best professional wrestling films period.
28 June 2000 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

The One and only was a great film. I had just finished viewing it on EncoreW on DirecTV. I am an independent professional wrestler, and I thought this was a good portray of what life is like as a professional wrestler. Now this film was made 4 years before I was born, but I don't think the rigors of professional wrestling traveling has changed all that much. Sad, funny, and all around GREAT!!! **** 10+


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?