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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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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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Yours "Fore" Laughs See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Sport

Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

Joe is twice seen walking down Pacific Coast Highway "heading for San Francisco." However, from Monterey he would actually need to walk in the opposite direction. 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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Soundtracks

That's Amoré (That's Love)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyric by Jack Brooks
Sung by Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and family
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The Caddy was another enjoyable, though uneven, Martin & Lewis film
25 August 2011 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Before I review The Caddy proper, let me just say that as a big fan of It's a Wonderful Life, I like to mention whenever players of that movie are in others I review. First, there's leading lady Donna Reed who of course was Mary Hatch there. Next, there's Argentina Brunetti-Mrs. Martini there-who's Dean Martin's mother here. Then, there's Bill Edmonds-Mr. Martini there-who's another of the Italian relatives (though I have to admit I didn't recognize him here). Finally, though I also didn't recognize her here, there's Mary Treen who even IMDb couldn't identify by role. Okay, with that out of the way, I'll just say that with Dean & Jerry playing entertainers who were once golfer and caddy, respectively, there's some hilarious scenes of Lewis wrecking havoc at a department store, of impersonating an Important Rich Man, and of disrupting some famous golfers' games. And Martin has an iconic moment when he sings a song that would be permanently identified with him: "That's Amore". And not just him but Jerry and the whole family sings along to one of the most entertaining numbers on film ever. What I didn't like was the way they have Dean treating Jerry like dirt in the middle of the movie and how dramatic that becomes at the expense of the mostly funny business that came before that. But it's worth it just to see how the whole thing ends especially when a couple of surprises happen there. Oh, and it was also hilarious whenever Jerry's boss Fred Clark-best known to me for his part in "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show"-is on screen. And the leading lady Jerry has here is played by the stunning Barbara Bates. So appealing is she here that I was stunned when I read of how tragic her life turned out. So on that note, The Caddy, despite its unevenness, gets a recommendation from me.


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