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The Caddy (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Sport | 10 August 1953 (USA)
Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) (as Edmund Hartmann), Danny Arnold (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Martin ... Joe Anthony
Jerry Lewis ... Harvey Miller, Jr
Donna Reed ... Kathy Taylor
Barbara Bates ... Lisa Anthony
Joseph Calleia ... Papa Anthony
Fred Clark ... Mr. Baxter / Old Skinhead
Clinton Sundberg ... Charles - the Butler
Howard Smith ... Golf Official
Marshall Thompson ... Bruce Reeber
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Grace Taylor
Frank Puglia ... Mr. Spezzato
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Mr. Taylor
Romo Vincent ... Eddie Lear - Agent
Argentina Brunetti ... Mama Anthony
Houseley Stevenson Jr. Houseley Stevenson Jr. ... Officer
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Storyline

The origin of Anthony and Miller, a wildly successful comedy team, can be traced back several years to Harvey Miller's stage fright on the golf links. Although the son of a skilled golfer and an outstanding player in his one right, Miller is too nervous to golf in front of a gallery. He becomes coach and caddy for Joe Anthony, his girlfriend's brother, who must convince his fisherman father that hitting a little ball into a hole can be more lucrative than trawling the Pacific Ocean. While on the PGA tour, their natural comedic abilities are recognized by a shrewd agent who senses their talent and potential, and a new comedy team is born. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Goofy Golfers . . . winning the laughing cup! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Sport

Certificate:

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Trivia

The Central Intelligence Agency was concerned about the portrayal of race relations in Hollywood films, particularly for foreign consumption, and in the early 1950s quietly contacted a number of film studios about using more African-American actors in small, subtly positive roles. One result was the smattering of black observers in the crowd during this film's big golf game. See more »

Goofs

When Miller accidentally shoots Mr. Baxter with a pop gun, the wire used to "pull" the dart off Baxter's face is visible. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Taylor: [At an elegant country club soiree] Good evening.
Joe Anthony: [Feeling underdressed and out of his element] I better make that 'good night.' I'm out of uniform.
Kathy Taylor: You're positively stunning. So what if you left your dinner jacket at home?
Joe Anthony: I left it in Kansas City, but I can show you the pawn ticket.
Kathy Taylor: I believe you. Shall we dance?
Joe Anthony: Only if I lead.
Kathy Taylor: You can lead.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

(It Takes A Lot Of Little Likes To Make) One Big Love
Music by Harry Warren
Lyric by Jack Brooks
Sung by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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When Jerry and Dean amused the world
10 December 2003 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Harvey Miller Jr. (Jerry Lewis) and Joe Anthony (Dean Martin) are two golfers and later Harvey becomes the caddy of Joe. But after causing a chaos at the big tournament their career as golfers is over and soon they find themselves from the world of entertainment.The Caddy (1953) is a great comedy from Norman Taurog. It features the funny man and the king of comedy Jerry Lewis and the straight man Dean Martin. It also has Donna Reed as Kathy Taylor. You can remember this amazing actress from It's a Wonderful Life and other classics. Martin and Lewis were just amazing together. Dean charmed the ladies and took care of singing and Jerry's job was to be the clown and make people laugh. Those were the good times.In 1956 Lewis and Martin sadly broke up but they did just great on their own. Martin lived in the years 1917-1995. Lewis is 77 years old today. He hasn't been working so much lately but last month he did a voice for a character in The Simpsons. I've been a big fan of this comedian for five years, since they showed Lewis movies on TV in the summer of 1998. Thanks for the laughs, Jerry Lewis! But now back to this movie. The Caddy is a movie that offers you lots of laughs and also some great songs, like That's Amore. It's been 50 years since this movie was made but Jerry Lewis movies don't age. They only get better with time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

So Where's the Money? See more »

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