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- Based on the play by Lynn Root and Harry Clork
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 22, 2004
- Originally Released: 1936
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Adolphe Menjou & Harold Lloyd|
|Performer:||Helen Mack, William Gargan, Lionel Stander, George Barbier, Marjorie Gateson, Charles Lane & Dorothy Wilson|
|Directed by||Leo McCarey|
|Edited by||LeRoy Stone|
|Original story by||Lynn Root|
|Written by||Grover Jones|
|Cinematography by||Alfred Gilks|
|Produced by||E. Lloyd Sheldon|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Hapless but cunning Burleigh accidentally knocks out the middle weight champ and trades his milk truck for sparring gloves as the press jump on the story of this unlikely prizefighter. Despite gaining a reputation so tough that many contenders are afraid to fight him, Berleigh still has time to fall in love with a good girl who is critical of the cynical, fame-mad glutton he has become. However, giving up the ring for love isn't as easy as it seems, because with each triumph, needy orphans receive milk from his former employer-turned-sponsor. Berleigh's comic crisis of character comes to a climax in a wickedly funny finale.
McCarey puts his smoothly comic touch to work in this delightful physical comedy in which ducking is more powerful than swinging. Though remade with Danny Kaye as THE KID FROM BROOKLYN in 1946, this gem featuring Harold Lloyd demonstrates the great physicality and fun this action actor, frequently compared to Buster Keaton, brought to his work.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 18 ratings.
This is one of the great "lost" comedies -- directed by Leo McCarey about the same time he did "Duck Soup" with the Marx Brothers. Harold Lloyd is good -- this is absolutely the best talkie he made -- but the real star is Adolphe Menjou, as the fight manager. Big laughs all the way through. (One of the reasons no one knows about this movie is because Sam Goldwyn took it off the market when he made an inferior Danny Kaye re-make called "The Kid From Brooklyn" in the 40's).
- Sales Rank: 13,295
- UPC: 089218443090
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