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That's My Boy (1951)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Sport | 31 May 1951 (USA)
The greatest player in Ridgefield College history uses his influence and reputation to get his only son, a sickly, uncoordinated nerd, on the college football team with comic results.

Director:

Hal Walker

Writer:

Cy Howard (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Bill Baker
Jerry Lewis ... 'Junior' Jackson
Ruth Hussey ... Ann Jackson
Eddie Mayehoff Eddie Mayehoff ... Jarring Jack Jackson
Marion Marshall ... Terry Howard
Polly Bergen ... Betty 'Babs' Hunter
Hugh Sanders ... Coach Wheeler
John McIntire ... Dr. Benjamin Green
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Henry Baker
Lillian Randolph ... May - Maid
Selmer Jackson ... Doc Hunter (as Selmar Jackson)
Tom Harmon ... Sports Announcer
Gregg Palmer ... Student (as Palmer Lee)
Hazel Boyne Hazel Boyne ... Miss Johnson - Housemother (as Hazel 'Sonny' Boyne)
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Storyline

Jarring Jack Jackson, the greatest football player in Ridgefield College history, is disappointed that his only son Junior is an uncoordinated, allergy-ridden bookworm. He uses his athletic reputation and standing as #1 alumni contributor to pressure the coach to take Junior on the team. In addition, he pays the tuition of Junior's financially needy classmate Bill Baker, a potential all-American, with the understanding that he will room with Junior and mentor him athletically and socially. Junior's initial efforts as quarterback prove disastrous and further complications arise when the room mates both fall in love with the same co-ed. Plot complications become critical as the climactic homecoming game approaches. Written by duke1029

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MADCAPS OF THE CAMPUS! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Sport

Certificate:

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Trivia

In November 1951 Jimmy Durante sued Wallis-Hazen, Inc. for $350,000 in damages. He claimed that the expression "That's my boy" had been identified with him since 1943, when he was a regular on Garry Moore's radio show. The disposition of the lawsuit is not known. See more »

Quotes

Coach Wheeler: Must you wear glasses?
'Junior' Jackson: No, sir. Only when I want to see.
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Connections

Referenced in Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Ridgeville Fight Song
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Eddie Mayehoff
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Fairly Funny Movie
2 April 2006 | by slimedevil4444-1See all my reviews

This is a somewhat funny movie with one serious flaw in it....Jerry Lewis's voice!....it was so irritating I had to turn the volume down....he talks with a half baby boy half nerd voice that gets under your skin....in his next few movies he had the same voice but not quite as bad,but in this one its so over the top it ruins any humor in that scene....and many times when he is talking he sounds like he is about to cry...I kept wishing Dean Martin would just land one clean punch when he started his whining....his next movie Sailors Beware was much better...simply too much Junior....and of course its always fun to see Jerry Lewis before he greased up his hair and transformed himself into Dean Martin.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bon sang ne peut mentir See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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