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The One and Only (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 February 1978 (USA)
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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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Andy Schmidt
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Mary Crawford
Gene Saks ...
Sidney Seltzer
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Mr. Crawford
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Hector Moses
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Mrs. Crawford
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Milton Miller
Bill Baldwin ...
Announcer in Des Moines
Anthony Battaglia ...
Little Andy
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Arnold - The King
Peter Brocco ...
Autograph Hound
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Sherman
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Charles Frank ...
Paul Harris
Chavo Guerrero Sr. ...
Indian Joe (as Chavo Guerrero)
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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.

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3 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Das charmante Großmaul  »

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Playing Mary Crawford, publicity for this picture stated that it was the first major cinema movie in seven years for actress Kim Darby. Darby's last theatrical feature had been in 1971 with The Grissom Gang (1971), in the interim Derby had only appeared on television. 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.
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Features Your Show of Shows (1950) See more »

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


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