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The Golf Specialist (1930)

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

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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

According to the wanted poster among the offenses that Bellweather has committed are "Eating spaghetti in public" and "Telling the facts of life to an Indian." 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

Little Girl: Hey, mister!
J. Effingham Bellweather: [with his back toward her] Uh, hello, little boy. I'm...
Little Girl: Would you give me a dollar?
J. Effingham Bellweather: [without turning around] Oh, it's a little girl.
[turning around]
J. Effingham Bellweather: Hello, little girl. How old are you?
Little Girl: Five years old!
J. Effingham Bellweather: Five years old?
Little Girl: [grasping a box] Would you give me a dollar to put in my bank?
J. Effingham Bellweather: I'll give you a dollar to put in your bank if you'll sing me a song.
[...]
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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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Short and funny
20 August 2000 | by MartaSee all my reviews

W.C. Fields is great as he tries to teach the game of golf to the flirtatious wife of a hotel detective. His caddy during the lesson is nearly as funny as W. C., wearing a hat bigger than he is; this hat figures in most of the comedy bits in this short and becomes a character on its own. The lazy caddy stands inert for the majority of the film, but still manages to take the spotlight away from W.C. at odd moments.


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