1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out much harder than he expected. Most directors take offense at his free interpretation of his roles. Desperate, he tries in wrestling. To avoid getting beaten up he stages the fights - and incidentally invents show-wrestling.
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She had to marry him. She was too embarrassed to have him as a date.
Did You Know?
This movie was made and released about 27 years after the year in which it is set, 1951. This was the year that the film's wrestler inspiration, Gorgeous George
, was at the peak of his fame, being parodied as "Ravishing Ronald" in a Warner Bros. "Merrie Melodies" animated short 'Bunny Hugged' that year. In 1952, George was spoofed by the Bowery Boys in No Holds Barred
(1952). See more
I'm onto some very big things. Josh Logan called me up. Kazan likes me very much. It's all doing to happen in a matter of days.
My career is in the shithouse, too.
THE ONE AND ONLY
Lyric by Alan Bergman
and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Patrick Williams
Sung by Kacey Cisyk See more