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


Certificate:

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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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Did You Know?

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: [Buzzsaw falls into pool with Biff and Margie] Margie, look out! Sharks!
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Connections

Featured in The Soundman (1950) See more »

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Shazam, It's the Good Humor Man!
4 December 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"Good Humor" ice cream truck driver Jack Carson (as Biff Jones) finds himself accused of murder when he tries to help a sexy gangster's moll. This cartoon-like slapstick comedy is notable for blatant product placement and an interesting cast. The third of Mr. Carson's wives plays his girlfriend Lola Albright (as Margie Bellew), and future "Superman" George Reeves (as Stuart Nagle) is the rival for her affections. The film unashamedly promotes "Good Humor" ice cream and "Captain Marvel" comic books.

At the time, the Fawcett comic book star outsold "Superman", and it's interesting to speculate on whether Mr. Reeves would have played "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" on television if the "Superman" publishers had not superseded the "Shazam!" star; Reeves sure looks the part. "Captain Marvel and the Good Humor Man" was a superior special edition comic book, which tied everything together. Young Peter Miles (as Johnny) and the "Captain Marvel Club" kids wear Marvelous clothing.

***** The Good Humor Man (3/24/50) Lloyd Bacon ~ Jack Carson, Lola Albright, George Reeves, Peter Miles


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