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The Good Humor Man (1950)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 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 »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Frank Tashlin (screenplay), Roy Huggins (from "The Saturday Evening Post" story "Appointment With Fear")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Carson ... Biff Jones
Lola Albright ... Margie Bellew
Jean Wallace ... Bonnie Conroy
George Reeves ... Stuart Nagle
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Johnny Bellew
Frank Ferguson ... Insp. Quint
David Sharpe ... Slick
Chick Collins Chick Collins ... Fats
Eddie Parker ... John
Pat Flaherty ... Officer Rhodes
Richard Egan ... Officer Daley
Arthur Space ... Steven
Victoria Horne ... Bride
Jack Overman ... Shirtless Stoker
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gelio horis veto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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: She didn't talk. And when a woman doesn't talk, she's gotta be dead.
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Connections

Featured in The Soundman (1950) See more »

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Wonderful comic fun
13 January 2007 | by abimilech-1See all my reviews

I saw this movie several times on broadcast television during the 1960's. The opening scene of the stuck bells remains a truly classic moment, as are the references to the comic book fan club. There is a finely crafted mystery in the film. Carson's character is boyish and charming and appropriately dim-witted but lovable. The jackass adds a wonderful measure of fun.

This film really needs to be printed on DVD for it is a great film, funnier than anything Abbott and Costello ever did. They just don't make good clean films like this anymore.

By the way.. Good Times Video did release a VHS version of this classic film. apparently, fairly highly sought after as the lowest priced via Amazon.Com was $51.00 as of 2-6-07

David Wilson


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