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Golf Mania! Offers a Fore! Score on DVD from Movies Unlimited


Greens grazers will get a kick out of Golf Mania!, a collection of vintage films in which celebrities like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and pros Sam Snead, Ben Hogan tee off and generally display their love for the links.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

Golf Mania! is another classic batch of cinematic specialties from the folks who gave us the Lost & Rare Films series. This one is a delight for movie and sports fans, a 130 minute compendium of shorts focusing on the wonderful world of golf. The DVD has been assembled and produced by Festival Films for home video enthusiasts and Movies Unlimited is proud to release this collection on DVD, with more than two hours of family entertainment, available now for $19.99.

Among the highlights here are:

“Golf Magic,” a 1948 short, centering on the oddities of the green scene like Native-Americans teeing off, toddlers tackling putts, folks in bathing suits on skis going “clubbing” in the snowy mountains and champion Jack Redmond showing off his array of unusual putters, drivers, wedges, irons and drivers and Jack Montague—considered one of the best of the 1930s—impressing with amazing trick shots.

“Rough But Hopeful,” a 1946 rarity with appearances by Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Randolph Scott, William Bendix, Jack Carson, Johnny Weissmuller, Don Ameche, Jack Oakie, Broderick Crawford, Mickey Rooney and celebrity archivist Ken Murray.

“Golfing with Bing and Bob,” with the duo on the road to their favorite golf outings from the 1930s-1950s; 1943's “Don't Hook Now,” shot at Rancho Santa Fe on occasion of Bing Crosby's sixth annual pro-am tournament, with cameos from Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Jimmy Hines and Byron Nelson.

“Faith, Hope and Hogan,” presents a 1952 installment of “The Christophers,” an inspirational TV show, featuring Hope and Crosby, Ben Hogan and Phil Harris.

Golf Mania! also includes bonus footage: 1922's “Golf” (a silent film with a musical score) in which funnyman Larry Semon (the Scarecrow in 1925's The Wizard of Oz), Oliver Hardy and “The Three Stooges” regular Vernon Dent encounter golf hijinks; and the classic “The Golf Specialist” (1930), with W.C. Fields as a hotel guest who tries to teach the flirtatious house detective's wife how to excel at the sport.

With such a diverse scorecard of rare, golf-flavored entertainment, “Golf Mania!” is a surefire hole-in-one for DVD collectors and putting enthusiasts. Golf Mania! has been released by Festival Films, in conjunction with Movies Unlimited.

Movies Unlimited is one of the world's oldest and most reliable video retailers, specializing in DVD and Blu-ray titles. “Golf Mania!” can be ordered through their website at or by calling 1-800-4-MOVIES. The Philadelphia-based company also publishes the annual 800-page encyclopedic Movies Unlimited DVD Catalog.

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