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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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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

As Ann Westley says, "This program is coming to you through the courtesy of Amalgamated Gas,", the word "amalgamated" does not match her lip movements and is clearly spoken by different voice. (approx. 24:55 into the film, NTSC) 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 Funny Side of Life (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
Traditional
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A little gem
8 October 2000 | by wisewebwomanSee all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to catch this at a private screening as I understand there was an attempt to destroy all copies when the remake with Danny Kaye was made. I have seen both and this version is far superior. Harold Lloyd is incredibly funny and his comic timing has to be among the best. If you get a chance, catch this one. 8 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aivotärähdys See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,032,000 (estimated)
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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