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The Milky Way (1936)

Passed | | Comedy | 7 February 1936 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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, (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

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(screen play), (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

7 February 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aivotärähdys  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,032,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,170,000 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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. The image of the cow transitions to a photo book with images of cows in the background and the credits are printed on top. A hand pages through the book. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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A little gem
8 October 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to catch this at a private screening as I understand there was an attempt to destroy all copies when the remake with Danny Kaye was made. I have seen both and this version is far superior. Harold Lloyd is incredibly funny and his comic timing has to be among the best. If you get a chance, catch this one. 8 out of 10.


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