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The Golf Specialist (1930)

Passed | | Short, Comedy, Sport | 22 August 1930 (USA)
J. Effingham Bellweather plays golf despite many slapstick setbacks.

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Monte Brice
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
W.C. Fields ... J. Effingham Bellweather
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Storyline

At a Florida hotel, absconding miscreant J. Effingham Bellweather goes slapstick golfing with the house detective's flirtatious wife and an incompetent caddy. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Short | Comedy | Sport

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Headliners: The Golf Specialist See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The film makes reference to an invention that was very new in 1930. W.C. Fields' character asks the hotel clerk: "Any telegrams? Cablegrams? Radio? Television?" See more »

Goofs

When the paper from the pie are interfering with Bellweather's golf swing, the whirring sound of the fan blowing them can be heard clearly on the sound track. See more »

Quotes

J. Effingham Bellweather: [commenting on a dog] That's a beautiful camel you have with you.
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Connections

Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
The first three words of the song is sung a cappella by W.C. Fields.
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Amusing Short Feature
10 September 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This is an amusing short feature, and it holds up well for its time. You can tell at times that it is from the very early sound era, when they still did not quite have the pacing down, but W.C. Fields makes up for it with his usual skill at both sight gags and dialogue jokes. There have been few comedians as good as Fields was at getting good mileage out of a recurring line of dialogue ("keep your eye on the ball ... "), and here as "The Golf Specialist" he also gets quite a bit out of his peculiar caddie. The result is an entertaining trifle that is light on plot but that has some good laughs.


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