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

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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 »

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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>

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September 1931 (USA)  »

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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.


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