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The Kid from Brooklyn

The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

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Release Date: Mar 21, 1946 Wide

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Danny Kaye's The Kid From Brooklyn is a virtual scene-for-scene remake of Harold Lloyd's The Milky Way (1936), with music and Technicolor added to the proceedings. Kaye is cast as timid milkman Burleigh Sullivan, who through a fluke knocks out prizefighting champion Speed McFarlane (Steve Cochran). Sensing a swell publicity angle, McFarlane's manager Gabby Sloan (Walter Abel) promotes Burleigh as the next middleweight champ-and to insure this victory, Gabby fixes several pre-title bouts. Unaware

Unrated,

Comedy

Aug 14, 2007

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (2)

The Kid From Brooklyn keeps stalling the plot to fit in another of the usual Goldwyn musical-comedy elements

December 16, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

Surprisingly pleasing Danny Kaye vehicle.

September 13, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

For Kaye fans only. It has some moments, but Kaye is an acquired taste and here the taste is somewhat sour.

January 2, 2003
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

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Remake of "The Milky Way" is lots of fun thanks to Kaye.
May 21, 2008
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