MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 220,082 this week

How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots' (1931)

 -  Short | Comedy | Sport
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 43 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Golf expert Bobby Jones arrives on the golf course to join actors James Cagney, Anthony Bushell, Donald Cook, Evalyn Knapp, and Louise Fazenda in shooting a golf instruction film. Louise ... See full summary »

Director:

(as George E. Marshall)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1787 titles
created 18 Oct 2012
 
a list of 62 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots' (1931)

How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots' (1931) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots'.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Judge Hardy, trying to find a relative of an aged couple to prevent them from losing their home, enlists the aid of his son Andy.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn
Cash McCall (1960)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. Grant Austen's Plastics is even more of a prize to Cash, for Cash is also making a bid for ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the doomed Roman city, a gentle blacksmith becomes a corrupt gladiator, while his son leans toward Christianity.

Directors: Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper
Stars: Preston Foster, Basil Rathbone, Alan Hale
The Kiss (1929)
Certificate: Passed Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and murder when her affection toward a young man is misinterpreted.

Director: Jacques Feyder
Stars: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This musical short begins with Vincent Lopez leading his orchestra in "Nola", the group's theme song. Suddenly, various musicians tell Lopez that they are tired of the theme song and refuse... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery
Stars: Vincent Lopez, Betty Hutton, Fred Lowery
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Hank Medhill, artificial silk manufacturer, has returned to the U.S. from Japan to learn that his former girlfriend, Eleanor Breen is about to marry. Hank convinces Eleanor to leave the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Young, Ann Sothern, Reginald Owen
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and detests the new swing music that is the craze. He has written a rhapsody which he takes to New York to be published. Staying with his Aunt... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dick Powell, Gale Page
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

This short turns the spotlight on studio research departments. They are responsible for assuring that the sets, costumes, and props are as accurate as possible for the period in which the ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Cecil B. DeMille
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Flagg is courted by persistent Michael McLain, despite her protests that she is a married woman. McLain is just charming enough to attract Elizabeth into a ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton
Stars: Virginia Bruce, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Bowman
Musical | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Johnny Green conducts the MGM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the title work.

Stars: The MGM Symphony Orchestra, Johnny Green
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Bobby Jones ...
Himself
O.B. Keeler ...
Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Percy Ikerd ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Golf expert Bobby Jones arrives on the golf course to join actors James Cagney, Anthony Bushell, Donald Cook, Evalyn Knapp, and Louise Fazenda in shooting a golf instruction film. Louise Fazenda however has no knowledge of golf and her ongoing commentary disrupts Jones's attempts to practice. While Cagney and Bushell hold Louise's mouth shut, Jones demonstrates his approach to golf. Later, upon arrival of director George Marshall, Louise is sent off "to practice" alone while the cast and crew go about shooting the film. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #4802. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cagney on the Course
10 April 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

How I Play Golf No. 11: Practice Shots (1931)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The eleventh film in the Bobby Jones series has the legendary golfer showing up on a set to begin filming one of his shorts when he runs into James Cagney, Donald Cook, O.B. Keeler and Percy Ikerd. While waiting for the director to show up Jones decides to take a few practice shots and while this is going on the actors begin to ask questions about the proper way to play golf. As with other films in the series, there's certainly nothing ground breaking here and you're not going to mistake this for a classic but there's certainly some charm here that makes it worth sitting through. It's rather fun seeing someone like Cagney talk about golf and his line delivery is just classic. There's also some funny moments with the other actors but the main draw is certainly Cagney. Fans of Jones will enjoy getting this golf tips from him. Throughout the series he's been quite up and down in regards to his comfort level on the screen. A few of the shorts has featured him coming across very nervous but that's not the case here as he appears to be comfortable in what he's doing.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?