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The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 21 March 1946 (USA)
After a timid milkman knocks unconscious a boxing champion who was accosting his sister, he decides to take up boxing himself in order to impress a beautiful nightclub singer.

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Don Hartman (adapted by), Melville Shavelson (adapted by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Charles Cane ... Willard
Jerome Cowan ... Fight Announcer
Don Wilson ... Radio Announcer
Knox Manning ... Radio Announcer
Kay Thompson Kay Thompson ... Matron
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Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and photographers even catch Burleigh knock out Speed again. Speed's crooked manager decides to turn Burleigh into a fighter. Burleigh doesn't realize that all of his opponents have been asked to take a dive. Thinking he really is a great fighter, Burleigh develops a swelled head which puts a crimp in his relationship with pretty nightclub singer Polly Pringle. He may finally get his comeuppance when he challenges Speed for the title. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Held des Tages See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Co-stars Eve Arden and Lionel Stander were regulars on Danny Kaye's radio show. See more »

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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 »

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Remake of "The Milky Way"
10 February 2005 | by zsenorsockSee all my reviews

This is a complete scene by scene remake of a 1934 Harold Lloyd film called "The MilkyWay" directed by Leo McCarey. It even features some of the same supporting characters the Lloyd version did! (notably Lionel Stander as Spider) Norman Z. McLeod who directed some scenes in "The Milky Way" was even called in to direct this remake. The big difference is the addition of the songs, Danny Kaye and color....and of course the original with Lloyd and McCarey was crisper and funnier. This was made only 10 years after the release of the original, (producer Samuel Goldwyn destroyed the original and many of the copies) which I think has got to be some sort of record. Was anything else ever remade so quickly?


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