The Milky Way

  • 1936
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Sports

A very funny film that showed Harold Lloyd gracefully making the transition from silent to sound films. It was later remade with Danny Kaye as THE KID FROM BROOKLYN (1946), but this film is the funnier of the two, thanks to Lloyd's abilities. Lloyd is a milquetoast milkman in the right place at the right time. When middleweight champion William Gargan,...read more

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A very funny film that showed Harold Lloyd gracefully making the transition from silent to sound films. It was later remade with Danny Kaye as THE KID FROM BROOKLYN (1946), but this film is the funnier of the two, thanks to Lloyd's abilities. Lloyd is a milquetoast milkman in the right

place at the right time. When middleweight champion William Gargan, throwing a punch at the ducking Lloyd, is knocked senseless by bruiser Lionel Stander, Lloyd gets the credit. Adolphe Menjou, the insomniac manager of Gargan, and his girl friend, Verree Teasdale, are at a loss as to what to do

now that their champ is getting thwacked in the press. Menjou decides to take on Lloyd as a boxer-client, and the rest is as predictable as the sun rising in the east. Lloyd stepped aside from producing chores to act in THE MILKY WAY. He was superb in his patented role, another variation on the

bespectacled, naive Everyman, who, despite himself, triumphs every time. An astute businessman who retained ownership of many of his films, Lloyd was also an excellent stunt man who rarely used doubles on any of the death-defying high altitude gags he devised. Songs include "She's Got a Brother,"

"The Blue Danube Waltz," "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow," "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "The Bear Went over the Mountain," "The Skaters' Waltz," and "A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight."

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  • Review: A very funny film that showed Harold Lloyd gracefully making the transition from silent to sound films. It was later remade with Danny Kaye as THE KID FROM BROOKLYN (1946), but this film is the funnier of the two, thanks to Lloyd's abilities. Lloyd is a mi… (more)

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