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The Milkman (1950)

Approved | | Comedy | 17 October 1950 (USA)
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Albert Beich (screenplay), James O'Hanlon (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald O'Connor ... Roger Bradley
Jimmy Durante ... Breezy Albright
Piper Laurie ... Chris Abbott
Joyce Holden ... Ginger Burton
William Conrad ... Mike Morrel
Henry O'Neill ... Roger Bradley Sr.
Paul Harvey ... D.A. Abbott
Jess Barker ... John Carter
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Laura Carter
Frank Nelson ... Mr. Green
Charles Flynn Charles Flynn ... Sergeant Larkin
Garry Owen Garry Owen ... Irving
John Cliff ... Joe
Billy Nelson ... Duke (as Bill Nelson)
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Storyline

Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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milkman | quacking | See All (2) »

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Homogenized hilarity hits the screen!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il lattaio bussa una volta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films (1941-1950) includes an actor named 'Jerry Lewis' in an uncredited role as one of the milkmen. This is not the well-known comedian, 'Jerry Lewis' (I), who was under contract to Hal Wallis at this time, and a prominent player in his own right. See more »

Quotes

Breezy Albright: Something's happened to me. I can't getcha outta my mind.
Ginger Burton: Well, calm down, I'm only a woman.
Breezy Albright: Yet regardless of that fact, I still feel drawn to ya.
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Soundtracks

IT'S BIGGER THAN BOTH OF US
Written by Sammy Fain, Lyrics Jackie Barnett
Sung by Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante
Danced by O'Connor with Piper Laurie; Durante with Joyce Holden
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one of my all time favorites
8 April 2006 | by rosco2003See all my reviews

I thought this movie was very entertaining. The music alone made it one of my all time favorites. I wish it would be released on DVD. I think that Donald O'Conner and Jimmy Durante played off of each other very well. It always took me back to a simpler time and place to that perfect world we all wished we lived in.If your looking for a movie that takes you to a place that sums up 1950's milk and cookies life style this is it. I seen this movie when I was about twelve and have always tried to watch it when ever it came on. I had the movie taped on VHS for a long time and let it go thinking it would be released on DVD in the near future.If your looking for a family movie that is entertaining and fun this is it.


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