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The Good Humor Man (1950)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 1 June 1950 (USA)
Biff Jones is a driver/salesman for the Good Humor ice-cream company. He hopes to marry his girl Margie, who works as a secretary for Stuart Nagel, an insurance investigator. Margie won't ... See full summary »

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(from "The Saturday Evening Post" story "Appointment With Fear"), (screenplay)
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Margie Bellew
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Stuart Nagle
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Johnny Bellew
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Insp. Quint
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Officer Rhodes
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Steven
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Biff Jones is a driver/salesman for the Good Humor ice-cream company. He hopes to marry his girl Margie, who works as a secretary for Stuart Nagel, an insurance investigator. Margie won't marry Biff, though, because she is the sole support of her kid brother, Johnny. Biff gets involved with Bonnie, a young woman he tries to rescue from gangsters. But Biff's attempts to help her only get him accused of murder. When the police refuse to believe his story, it's up to Biff and Johnny to prove Biff's innocence and solve the crime. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Following in the fun-packed footsteps of The Fuller Brush Man! (original poster( See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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1 June 1950 (USA)  »

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Gelio horis veto  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Three Stooges' most frequent guest co-star Vernon Dent makes an appearance on the park bench, losing a shoe. See more »

Goofs

When the ice cream melts down onto Biff's shirt & jacket at the furnace, it has made quite a dark, chocolate mess. But when he runs back to the ice cream truck, to get away from the guy shoveling coal, the mess has completely disappeared from his clothes. See more »

Quotes

Biff Jones: [Buzzsaw falls into pool with Biff and Margie] Margie, look out! Sharks!
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Featured in The Soundman (1950) See more »

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Decent but the ending is just horrible....
9 June 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As I watched this Jack Carson film, I couldn't help but think that it seemed very similar to many of Red Skelton's movies. This isn't a complaint...though I think Skelton might have handled this sort of material a bit better.

Biff (Carson) is the Good Humor man in the film. He's a good natured doofus who never seems to actually make any money while making his rounds but this isn't what gets him into trouble. The problem is that he wanders into the middle of an apparent murder and soon cops all over town are looking for him. With the help of a bunch of kids (the WORST part of the film) he eventually manages to use a lot of slapsticky things to capture the baddies and prove himself innocent.

While this was generally decent, the last portion was terrible...in fact, downright embarrassing. It seemed cheap, stupid and hollow at the end. It's a shame but it brought down the score from a 6 to a 4.


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