Caddy, The (1953): Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis Comedy

Paramount (York Pictures)

Norman Taurog’s comedy “The Caddy,” stars the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis at the height of the popularity. The thin plot relates how Lewis, a gold nut, teaches a not very skillful Martin how to become a champ and win the fans.

The movie became better known for its song, That’s Amore,” Martin’s first hit, which was used as the motif of Norman Jewison’s hit comedy, “Moonstruck,” in 1987.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Song: “That’s Amore,” music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Jack Brooks


Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

The winner of Best Song was Secret Love,” by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster from the movie “Calamity Jane.” The other nominees in the competitive race were: “The Moon Is Blue,” from the movie “The Moon Is Blue, “My Flaming Heart,” from “Small-Town Girl,” and Sadie Thompson’s Song (Blue Pacific Blues) from Miss Sadie Thompson.