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Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and then have the champ beat him to regain his title. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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7 February 1936 (USA)  »

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$1,032,000 (estimated)
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Film debut of Anthony Quinn. See more »

Goofs

As Ann Westley says, "This program is coming to you through the courtesy of Amalgamated Gas,", the word "amalgamated" does not match her lip movements and is clearly spoken by different voice. (approx. 24:55 into the film, NTSC) See more »

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Burleigh Sullivan: Mr. Sloan, what is color?
Gabby Sloan: What's what?
Burleigh Sullivan: Color. That stuff you was talkin' about on the radio. That I got!
Gabby Sloan: That's what gets a guys name in the newspapers.
Burleigh Sullivan: Like what, for instance?
Gabby Sloan: Like what? What?
Burleigh Sullivan: I mean like who, for instance.
Gabby Sloan: It's what makes a man stand out from a crowd. It makes him talked about. Dizzy Dean's got it. Bobby Jones has got it. Amelia Earhart's got it.
Burleigh Sullivan: And Mae West?
Gabby Sloan: She's got it in a big way!
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After the paramount logo is seen, a cow's head is superimposed on the logo. The cow then moos in what appears to be a parody of the MGM Lion's roar. See more »

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Remade as The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) See more »

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A Hot Time in the Old Town
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by Theo. A. Metz
Played by the band immediately after the big fight
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Harold Lloyd Can Talk, Too!
12 January 2008 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I had seen an earlier example of Harold Lloyd's work from the silent era (1924's "Girl Shy") and enjoyed it very much. When I stumbled upon this DVD for $2 in - of all places - the bargain section of a grocery store, I thought it was a small enough investment to try out. I was not disappointed.

Lloyd's performance in this was excellent. He makes use of some wonderful physical comedy (not surprisingly, given his roots in the silent era) but also shows that he can speak, and thus - unlike some silent stars - could make the jump to the "talkies." Here, he plays Burleigh "Tiger" Sullivan - a mild-mannered milkman who, through a series of blunders, finds himself a contender for the Middleweight Championship of the World! William Gargan also put on a good performance as Speed McFarlane, the "Champ." Good performances aside, I thought this was basically a "middling" comedy that probably could have been improved by making greater use of Lloyd's physical comedy, particularly by incorporating some scenes of "Tiger" in the ring - of which there was really precious little, until the title bout between Tiger and Speed at the end of the movie. And it was the end of the movie that really lifted this out of a strictly "middling" status. The last 15-20 minutes of this are really quite funny - especially as Tiger travels to the title bout in a taxi cab with a baby horse, which he has to keep hidden from the driver.

Well worth watching. 7/10.


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