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Shoot Yourself Some Golf (1942)

Approved | | Short, Sport | 4 April 1942 (USA)

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Ronald Reagan and (then) wife Jane Wyman are given golf lessons by golf-pro Jimmy Thomson, and watch trick shots performed by Jack Redmond.





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Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Thomson ...
Himself - World's Record Holder For Longest Drive
Jack Redmond ...
Himself - World's Champion Trick Golfer


Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan are commiserating about their respective golf games and what they perhaps are doing wrong. Ronny hopes to get some pointers from the world record holder for the longest drive, Jimmy Thomson, who is more than happy to show Ronny some of the basics in correcting both his hook and his slice, how to hit out of the rough and a sand trap properly, and how to do a short chip shot. Meanwhile, Jane gets some lessons of her own from Jack Redmond, who shows her how to impress Ronny by doing some trick maneuvers. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

4 April 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sports Parade (1941-1942 season) (#6): Shoot Yourself Some Golf  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Included in Warner Home Video's 2007 DVD release of Gentleman Jim (1942). This disc is included in the "Errol Flynn Signature Collection, Volume 2". See more »


Jack Redmond: Well, Jane, driving a golf ball is just as easy as driving a car.
Jane Wyman: Well, that's funny. Every time I drive a golf ball, I hit absolutely nothing, but when I drive a car, - Uh-Oh!
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Mr. & Mrs. Reagan
18 March 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

When he wasn't busy making the world safe for democracy by making training films during the Second World War, Reagan took the time out to appear in this movie with then-wife Jane Wyman, each playing themselves, in which they get impromptu golf lessons from a couple of golf experts: he gets his lesson from Jimmy Thomson, 'the World's Longest Driver' who drones on and on.... this looks like a color version of the series that George Marshall directed of Bobby Jones ten years before, but not so amusing. Jane gets her lesson from Jack Redmond, who is a bit of a tummeler, one of the pratfall comedians who used to inhabit the Catskills, making some amusing jokes along the way.

In sum, the effect is not particularly interesting, although golfers might care.

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