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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 »

Directors:

Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Grover Jones (screen play), Frank Butler (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Burleigh 'Tiger' Sullivan
Adolphe Menjou ... Gabby Sloan
Verree Teasdale ... Ann Westley
Helen Mack ... Mae Sullivan
William Gargan ... Speed McFarland
George Barbier ... Wilbur Austin
Dorothy Wilson ... Polly Pringle
Lionel Stander ... Spider Schultz
Charles Lane ... Willard
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. E. Winthrope LeMoyne
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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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Trivia

When a suitable white horse for Burheigh could not be found, make-up artists were called upon to bleach a dark-colored horse blonde. See more »

Goofs

When Spider swings and misses trying to hit Burleigh, a shadow of the boom microphone is briefly visible upper left of the frame. 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

Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Skaters Waltz (Les Patineurs)
(1882) (uncredited)
Music by Emil Waldteufel
Sung by Ann while teaching Burleigh how to fight
Later played by the band during the big fight
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9 July 2010 | by wcusterSee all my reviews

I have fond memories of "The Milky Way".Around 6 or 7 years ago I was working my way through one of those 50 movies sets.You know,those cheaply packaged box sets that always end up having some really good classic movies in them? Anyway,I stuck a disc in my player and sat down to watch some movie I had never heard of before.Of course it was "The Milky Way" with Harold Lloyd,and as I watched I couldn't take my eyes off this cute & funny young man in glasses. After I finished watching this wonderful classic gem,I had to know one thing: Who in the heck IS Harold Lloyd? Well,I did some online checking and found out,and since then I have become a total fan.I now own everything of his that's available and it seems like I became a fan just in the nick of time since THE Harold Lloyd(Newline)box set was just released. Just a small word of advice to anybody who doesn't like this movie.Try something else of Harold Lloyd's.He made so many wonderful films like "Grandma's Boy","Safety Last" "The Freshman" and my favorite "The Kid Brother".You won't be sorry you did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,032,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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