That's My Boy

Watch That's My Boy

  • NR
  • 1951
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.1  (1,105)

That's My Boy is a hilarious comedy film from 1951, directed by Hal Walker and starring the dynamic duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their seventh film together. The movie also features Ruth Hussey, who plays one of the main love interests, and Eddie Mayehoff, who plays a con artist. The story revolves around a young college student, David Martin (played by Jerry Lewis), who is constantly getting into trouble and causing chaos. His father, Jarring Jack Jackson (Dean Martin), is a famous former football player who now owns a successful restaurant. However, their relationship is strained because Jack was never around for David when he was growing up.

One day, David comes to his father's restaurant to ask for some help as he owes his college tuition. Despite being initially hesitant, Jack agrees to pay the tuition on the condition that David will graduate and become more responsible. David agrees and enrolls in college again, hoping to turn his life around.

However, things quickly get complicated when David accidentally becomes engaged to the daughter of his professor (played by Ruth Hussey), whom he had mistaken as a fellow student. Meanwhile, Jack finds out that he has a seven-year-old son, named Chester, from a previous fling with a showgirl. Chester (played by the young Tommy Rettig) is staying with his mother at a nearby hotel, and Jack wants to prove to him that he is a worthy father.

As the story progresses, David struggles to keep up with his studies while also trying to navigate his new relationship. Meanwhile, Jack tries to bond with Chester, but complications arise as a con artist (played by Eddie Mayehoff) tries to swindle Jack out of his money by pretending to be Chester's guardian.

The movie is filled with classic comedy moments, including a hilarious scene where David tries to impress his girlfriend by imitating her father's favorite composer, and a memorable football game where Jack and a group of former football players take on a team of college students.

Overall, That's My Boy is a fun and entertaining film that showcases the comedic talents of Martin and Lewis. The story may be formulaic, but the chemistry between the two actors and the outrageous situations they find themselves in make it a must-watch for anyone who loves classic comedy.

That's My Boy is a 1951 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

That's My Boy
Where to Watch That's My Boy
That's My Boy is available to watch free on Pluto TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent That's My Boy for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (1,105)