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Donna Reed survives chaos on the set


Donna Reed, Dean Martin, and Jerry Lewis
Donna Reed, Dean Martin, and Jerry Lewis

The Caddy, a 1953 American semi-musical-comedy-sports film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis, was released by Paramount Pictures on August 10, 1953.


Donna Reed plays Kathy, the wealthy socialite, who Joe (Dean Martin) wins over.


The career of Donna Reed began a huge upswing following the release of The Caddy. Five days prior to the film's release, Columbia Pictures released From Here to Eternity, starring Reed. Reed went on to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for From Here to Eternity. Both films were shown in theaters during the same time period and both were hugely successful.