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The Golf Specialist [1925]

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Director:Monte Brice
Writer:W.C. Fields
Length:21 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.6/10
Amazon Rating:1.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: J. Effingham Bellweather plays golf despite many slapstick setbacks.


Reaction: Nothing particularly wrong here, but this kind of humor has been done to death since Fields' day. Not his fault. He's great at it and this is a fine example of this kind of humor.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
Monte Brice => Director
W.C. Fields => Writer / J. Effingham Bellweather
Allan Bennett => Guest in Lobby (uncredited)
Allen Wood => The Caddy (uncredited)
Harriet E. MacGibbon => Lady Walking Dog (uncredited)
John Dunsmuir => House Detective (uncredited)
Johnny Kane => Walter, The Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Naomi Casey => Little Girl (uncredited)
Shirley Grey => House Detective's Wife (uncredited)
William Black => Guest in Lobby (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The picture of Bellweather on the wanted poster shows Fields in costume for his Fatal Glass of Beer sketch. It obviously is taken from a stage presentation of the well-tried routine as the comedian would not film it until 1933.
  • 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."
  • The film makes reference to an invention that was very new in 1930. W.C. Fields' character asks the hotel clerk: "Any telegrams? Cablegrams? Radio? Television?"