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The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 21 March 1946 (USA)
Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and ... See full summary »

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Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and photographers even catch Burleigh knock out Speed again. Speed's crooked manager decides to turn Burleigh into a fighter. Burleigh doesn't realize that all of his opponents have been asked to take a dive. Thinking he really is a great fighter, Burleigh develops a swelled head which puts a crimp in his relationship with pretty nightclub singer Polly Pringle. He may finally get his comeuppance when he challenges Speed for the title. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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Trivia

Costars Eve Arden and Lionel Stander were regulars on Danny Kaye's radio show. See more »

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Virginia Mayo's character name is listed as "Polly Pringle" in the onscreen credits, but she is called "Polly Martin" in the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

Hey! What's Your Name?
(1946)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Vera-Ellen (uncredited) (dubbed by Suzanne Ellers (uncredited)),
Frankie Laine (uncredited) and male chorus
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It helps if you like Danny Kaye
18 February 2000 | by (Silver Spring, MD) – See all my reviews

This light-hearted fantasy/comedy/musical is basically a showcase for the many talents of Danny Kaye. Those who particularly like the simple and wholesome humor of Danny Kaye will be well entertained. Even those who don't should find some good low-key laughs and be generally amused throughout. The dialogue is sparse but occasionally shows a clever dry wit, as in "If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have minded". The entire cast works very well togethor and the interplay between Eve Arden and Danny Kaye is particularly good. The song and dance is competent but uninspired.


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