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Match Play (1930)

Two golf pros challenge Andy and Marjorie to a game.


Mack Sennett


Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (story) (as William Goodrich), Harry McCoy (story) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Walter Hagen Walter Hagen ... British Open Golf Champion
Leo Diegel Leo Diegel ... American Professional Golf Champion
Andy Clyde ... Ed Martin
Marjorie Beebe ... Marge Martin
Bud Jamison ... Bud Harvey


Bud Harvey, who owns the property on which the Sycamore Golf and Country Club sits, wants to marry Marge Martin, who declines his proposal for the umpteenth time. He threatens not to renew the lease to the club and subdivide the property if she doesn't accept his proposal, which would affect her father, Ed Martin, one of the club's directors. Upon secret news that American professional golf champion Leo Diegel is coming to Sycamore, Bud hatches a plan to get Marge for good. He will play Mr. Martin in a doubles golf match, with each able to choose their own partner, Bud who will obviously choose Diegel. If Mr. Martin wins, Bud will renew the lease for ten years. If Bud wins, Marge has to marry him. She agrees to the bet. They decide not to divulge the marriage part of the bet. Marge and her father are dejected when they learn about Diegel. By happenstance, Walter Hagen, British Open Golf champion, also comes to Sycamore that day, he who ends up being Mr. Martin's partner. Diegel and ... Written by Huggo

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More Fun and Good Golf than you've ever seen (Print Ad- Rochester Journal and Post-Express, ((Rochester, NY)) 22 May 1930)


Comedy | Short







Release Date:

16 March 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hole in One See more »

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Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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1.20 : 1
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Educational Pictures production number 789. See more »

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Decent Short from Sennett
19 January 2014 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Match Play (1930)

** (out of 4)

Decent short from director Mack Sennett has Bud Jamison wanting to marry Marjorie Beebe but she refuses so he makes a bet with her. Her father (Andy Clyde) can pick any golf partner and go up against him. If the father wins he gets to hold onto a golf course for another year. If Bud wins then the girl must marry him. Golf champions Leo Diegel and Walter Hagen are the guests in this short, which goes for several laughs but only gets a couple. Overall I'd say this film really doesn't work because there just aren't enough laughs and the majority of the time we just get improvised scenes with everyone standing around playing golf. These type of golf shorts were quite popular back in the day as several studios were making them. The most popular were the Bobby Jones shorts at Warner but this here doesn't come close to them. There's also no educational factor to these as most of the time it's just Clyde eating up the scenes. It's worth noting that Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle came up with the story here and this was just before he'd make a comeback acting in Vitaphone shorts.

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