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Director:
Writers:
Don Hartman (adapted by) and
Melville Shavelson (adapted by) ...
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Release Date:
21 March 1946 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Kaye Kayoes At Box Office See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Danny Kaye ... Burleigh Sullivan

Virginia Mayo ... Polly Pringle

Vera-Ellen ... Susie Sullivan
Steve Cochran ... Speed McFarlane

Eve Arden ... Ann Westley

Walter Abel ... Gabby Sloan

Lionel Stander ... Spider Schultz
Fay Bainter ... Mrs. E. Winthrop LeMoyne
Clarence Kolb ... Mr. Austin
Victor Cutler ... Photographer
Charles Cane ... Willard
Jerome Cowan ... Fight Announcer
Don Wilson ... Radio Announcer
Knox Manning ... Radio Announcer
Kay Thompson ... Matron
Johnny Downs ... Master of Ceremonies
The Goldwyn Girls
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Handler Carrying Hogan from Ring (uncredited)
Betty Alexander ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Jimmy Ames ... Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Rudolph Andrean ... Dancer (uncredited)
Larry Anzalone ... Fighter Being Knocked Out (uncredited)
Shirley Ballard ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Enthusiastic Ringsider (uncredited)
Virginia Belmont ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Newsboy #2 (uncredited)
Jody Black ... Acrobatic Dancer (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... News Photographer (uncredited)

Betty Blythe ... Mrs. LeMoyne's Friend (uncredited)
Mabel Boehlke ... Acrobatic Dancer (uncredited)
Jimmy Bond ... Bystander (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Bystander (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Man in Window (uncredited)
Jan Bryant ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Alfred Burke ... Dancer (uncredited)
Betty Cargyle ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... Mrs. LeMoyne's Friend (uncredited)
Nora Cecil ... Woman in Window (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Reporter in Hotel Room (uncredited)
Robert Wade Chatterton ... Man Lifting Up Susie (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham ... Joe Eddelson (uncredited)
Dorothy Clarke ... Acrobatic Dancer (uncredited)
J.W. Cody ... Indian Chief (uncredited)
Michael Collins ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tony M. Conde ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jean Cronin ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Eddie Cutler ... Dancer - 'Old Fashioned' Number (uncredited)
George Davis ... Man in Window (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Dulcie Day ... Bystander (uncredited)
Gill Dennis ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ... Policeman (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Reporter at Train (uncredited)
Dan Drake ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Sullivan's Handler (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Bystander (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Man in Window (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... Woman in Window (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Man in Window (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Ringsider at First Fight (uncredited)
Charles Fogel ... Bystander (uncredited)
Mary Forbes ... Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Guest (uncredited)
Almeda Fowler ... Bystander (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Milkman Getting Water (uncredited)
Gertude Gault ... Acrobatic Dancer (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Bob Gompers ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Arena Usher (uncredited)
Ben Hall ... Newpaper Vendor (uncredited)
Donna Hamilton ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ... Knockdown Timekeeper (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Hunter ... Man in Window (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Title Fight Referee (uncredited)
Harvey Karels ... Dancer - 'Old Fashioned' Number (uncredited)
Jimmy Kelly ... Dancer - 'What's Your Name' Number (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom Kennedy ... Referee #1 (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Helen Kimball ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Ackerman (uncredited)
Vonne Lester ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Bystander (uncredited)
Arthur Loft ... Joe (uncredited)
Joyce Mackenzie ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Kenneth McAndish ... Dancer (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Martha Montgomery ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Fight Manager (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Woman in Window (uncredited)
Diana Mumby ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Billy Nelson ... Sullivan's Ringside Retainer (uncredited)
William Newell ... Photographer (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Milkman (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ... Arena Callboy (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Timekeeper (uncredited)
Charles Perry ... Handler (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Man Reacting to Lion (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Butler (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Photographer (uncredited)
Frank Riggi ... Killer Kelly (uncredited)
Jack Roper ... Kelly's Fight Manager (uncredited)
Albert Ruiz ... Dancer - 'Old Fashioned' Number (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Milkman Prankster with Ink (uncredited)
Charles Schaeffer ... Tony Scarlotti (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Ringsider at First Fight (uncredited)

Shirley Sharon ... Acrobatic Dancer (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Reporter (uncredited)
Rudolph Silva ... Dancer (uncredited)
Mary Simpson ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Well-Wisher at Train Station (uncredited)
Kismi Stefan ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Robert Stevenson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Strong ... Photographer (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... 1st Timekeeper (uncredited)
Steve Taylor ... Palooka (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Cop at Train Station (uncredited)
Virginia Thorpe ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Valmy ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Tyra Vaughn ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin ... E. Winthrop LeMoyne (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Reporter in Hotel Room (uncredited)
Barrett Whitelaw ... Bystander (uncredited)
Ulysses Williams ... Hogan (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... LeMoynes' Butler (uncredited)
Betty Yeaton ... Acrobatic Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Z. McLeod 
 
Writing credits
Don Hartman (adapted by) and
Melville Shavelson (adapted by)

Grover Jones (from a screenplay by) &
Frank Butler (from a screenplay by) and
Richard Connell (from a screenplay by)

Lynn Root (based on a play by) and
Harry Clork (based on a play by)

Ken Englund  additional sequences (uncredited)
Everett Freeman  additional sequences (uncredited)
Eddie Moran  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carmen Dragon (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gregg Toland (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Stewart Chaney 
Perry Ferguson 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol (set decorations)
Clifford Porter (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Miles White 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Clark .... hair stylist
Robert Stephanoff .... makeup
 
Production Management
Leon Fromkess .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
McClure Capps .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Fred Lau .... sound recorder
Arthur Johns .... effects mixer (uncredited)
Arthur Johns .... re-recording (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special optical effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bert Shipman .... second camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Louis .... clothes designer
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carmen Dragon .... musical director
Louis Forbes .... music supervisor
Kay Thompson .... vocal arrangements
Frankie Laine .... singing voice: "fatso" (uncredited)
Elmer Raguse .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Samuel Goldwyn .... presenter
John Indrisano .... technical advisor
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Mitchell Kovaleski .... associate technicolor color director
Bernard Pearce .... dances
Lelia Alexander .... research director (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn .... double: Danny Kaye (uncredited)
Billy Newell .... double: Danny Kaye (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
113 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #11292) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When this film was shown on TCM Dena Kaye, the daughter of Danny Kaye, said that her father said the hardest thing about this movie was learning to appear so bad as a boxer, stating that "being good enough to act inept" was the hardest acting he had ever done.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Movie Connections:
Remade as The Calcium Kid (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
You're The Cause of It AllSee more »

FAQ

List: Wacky boxing
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Kaye Kayoes At Box Office, 17 May 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

One of Danny Kaye's better films while he was with Samuel Goldwyn is this musical adaption of The Milky Way where Kaye steps into the shoes of another comic genius, Harold Lloyd in The Kid From Brooklyn. Kaye proves every bit the adept physical comedian that Harold Lloyd was and he sings and dances besides.

The main weakness of the film is the music which is mostly sung and danced by Virginia Mayo and Vera-Ellen, the score from Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn is not one of their better ones. Kaye does get a patter song Pavlova from wife Sylvia Fine and Max Liebman which is also not one of his better efforts.

But the story of The Milky Way suits Kaye's talents perfectly, the timid milkman from Brooklyn who accidentally knocks out the Middleweight champion, Steve Cochran who while drunk makes a pass at Kaye's sister Vera-Ellen. In fact Kaye is like Inspector Clousseau whenever he's around Cochran.

Cochran's manager Walter Abel sees possibilities in this and gives him the Primo Carnera treatment. Amazing that this same kind of subject could be treated so dramatically in a film like The Harder They Fall and comically in the various adaptions of The Milky Way.

Sam Goldwyn gave Kaye as he did with his previous comedian under contract in the Thirties, Eddie Cantor, a lavish production with a great supporting cast. Mayo is Kaye's girlfriend, Eve Arden is Walter Abel's squeeze who deflates him and is just Eve Arden. And repeating his role from The Milky Way in The Kid From Brooklyn is Lionel Stander as Cochran's trainer and as it turns out the man who makes Danny Kaye's dreams come true and makes Cochran dream.

The final fight scene for the championship is hysterically funny, perfect material for Danny's physical skills. The Kid From Brooklyn is a very good product from Danny Kaye and Sam Goldwyn.

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