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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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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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The ONLY comedy that comes in 10 assorted flavors! (original poster) See more »


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The Three Stooges' most frequent guest co-star Vernon Dent makes an appearance on the park bench, losing a shoe. 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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I love Jack Carson, but....
22 July 2008 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I love Jack Carson in any movie I've seen him in, but I'm afraid I found this one boring, and fast-forwarded through most of it. I enjoyed the beginning, when Jack was treating the kids to ice-cream and joining in the Captain Marvel fan club, but once it got to the murder mystery it went downhill and became a mess of slapstick aimed at little children. But even kids couldn't sit through the too-long chase scenes. It needed a more clever zaniness, and I kept thinking how much better it would have been with Bob Hope and his self-depreciating humor in the lead, making clever quips.

Kudos, however, to the actress playing Jack's girlfriend, who gets dunked, dragged, and knocked down incessantly and yet manages to keep one step ahead of the villains! I really felt for her when she was trying to get Jack off the rope he was swinging on, and she got dragged back and forth until she fell onto the dusty ground!


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