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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.

Director:

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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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is included on "W.C. Fields - Six Short Films", which is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #79. 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: [discovering his caddy with a pie] Fancy bringing a pie to the golf course! A pint yes, but a pie never!
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Connections

Referenced in You're Telling Me! (1934) 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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The Caddy Was Hilarious
7 April 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is an early Fields treasure. While it lacked any sort of finish, it has moments that are very funny. We are first introduced to an attractive but lunkheaded woman who goes after every man she sees. She ends up on the links with Fields and we get a series of funny moments. But what has always cracked me up is the guy who plays the caddy, with his giant hat and his total cluelessness. What we have here is one pratfall after another. We must ask, "Will he ever hit the ball?"


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