Pat and Mike

Synopsis: Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she can't give up on herself that easily. She enlists the help of Mike, a slightly shady sports promoter. Together they face mobsters, a jealous boxer, and a growing mutual attraction.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Director(s): George Cukor
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Up off the ground.

That's right, pass it high.

Up off the ground.

Pass it high.

Sal. Take over, will you?

- Hey, I was just looking for you up there.

- I came out by the front.

- Well, you're pretty daring.

- It's perfectly legal.

I just looked it up. A man's allowed

to kiss any girl he's engaged to.

Hey, you're not gonna wear

those pants?

Not pants. They're slacks.

Watch your language.

Look. We got

a pretty delicate deal here.

This game isn't so much pleasure,

more business.

And I don't want anything

to go flooey.

They're pretty conservative people,

these Bemingers, and...

- It's too late now. Come on, let's go.

- No, no, wait. Wait.


Oh, mister, the things

I've done for this school.

This time it's worth it, honey.

Beminger's good and ripe.

For what?

Biggest donation

I've gotten all year.

- Hooray for our side.

- Your side especially.

He's really serious

about building us that new gym.

How fascinating.

Now, all we've got to do

is the right thing and say it.

- At your service.

- Well, number one, it's he and you...

...against Mrs. Beminger and me.

- Yes, sir.

I could make it look pretty good

and lose, but Mrs. Beminger's a whiz.

- Do or die, that's me.

- Just see that you win.

- Yes, sir. Do my best.

- Let's not blow this.

Yeah, yeah, do my best.

Just watch me.

I'll tell you what to do...

...and then let's hope

you can do it.

- Thanks.

- What?


Well, give us a kiss, honey.

I'm nervous as a cat.

- Good afternoon. Good afternoon.

- Hi.

- How are you, Mrs. Beminger?

- Quite well, thank you.

- Hi.

- Come on, Collier, let's go.

- Eighteen holes is a lot of holes.

- All set.

Say, that's quite a swing

you've got there, Mrs. B.

What do you say, Ma?

I say:

- After you, dear. Okay, Mr. B?

- Yeah.

- Go ahead.

- Got a tee, Coll?


Now, don't let me down, now.

Let's see the good one.

Oh, too bad.

You've got to tense

the gluteal muscles, dear.

If you don't tense

the gluteal muscles...

...why, your whole alignment is off.

- You want me to get you a soapbox?

- Play your cards.

- What?

Tee off.

Thank you, lady.

Thank you very much.

I wouldn't have known what to do

if you hadn't told me.

Thank you.

Oh, tense the gluteal muscles,

did you say?

Yes. That's right.


Well, I see what you mean.

Makes all the difference.

- It does.

- All.

Gotta tense. Tense.

Well, for heaven's sake,

I know, don't I?


Take your time, partner.

It's all up to you now, don't forget.

Quiet, do you mind?

My dear, if you would

lean your weight...

...on your right foot, the way I do...

Take into consideration

an endowment...

...that has some permanent value.

What is the concrete thing

that you can point to... the years to come with...?

So all I can say is to...

...consider that every time

you look up at that building...'re in a position

to point with pride and...

- that you'll find it is

to develop your reflexes.

Yes, you've got to learn to relax.

To give in.

We can settle this some other time.

- Forty, 60. Come here, boy.

- Yes, sir.

- Split that up.

- How about a nice, tall, cool one?

I'll take mine in the locker room.

See you in 20 minutes

in the lounge.

The one thing he can't stand,

Mr. B, is to lose.

With him, it's not the principle

of the thing, it's the money.

You know, dear, where you go bad

is your coordination.

Now, that is your story, coordination.

This and this and this should

all be parts of the same thing.

If you could possibly lift the needle...

...from that long-playing phonograph

you keep in your face.

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Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985) was an American film, stage, and television actress, as well as a screenwriter and playwright. Gordon began her career performing on Broadway at age nineteen. Known for her nasal voice and distinctive personality, she gained international recognition and critical acclaim for film roles that continued into her seventies and eighties. Her later work included performances in Rosemary's Baby (1968), Harold and Maude (1971), and the Clint Eastwood films Every Which Way but Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980).In addition to her acting career, Gordon wrote numerous plays, film scripts, and books, most notably co-writing the screenplay for the 1949 film Adam's Rib. Gordon won an Academy Award, an Emmy, and two Golden Globe Awards for her acting, as well as receiving three Academy Award nominations for her writing. more…

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