The Kid From Brooklyn (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Kid From Brooklyn (1946)




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Movie Info

Danny Kaye stars in this remake of the 1936 Harold Lloyd vehicle The Milky Way as Burleigh Sullivan, a mild-mannered milkman who becomes a boxing sensation by virtue of knocking out the middleweight champ in a street fight.
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Samuel Goldwyn Company


Danny Kaye
as Burleigh Sullivan
Virginia Mayo
as Polly Pringle
as Susie Sullivan
Steve Cochran
as Speed McFarlane
Walter Abel
as Gabby Sloan
Eve Arden
as Ann Westley
Lionel Stander
as Spider Schultz
Fay Bainter
as Mrs. E. Winthrop LeMoyne
Clarence Kolb
as Wilbur Austin
Victor Cutler
as Photographer
Charles Cane
as Willard
Jerome Cowan
as Fight Ring Announcer
Don Wilson
as Radio Announcer
Knox Manning
as Radio Announcer
Kay Thompson
as Matron
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. LeMoyne
Frank Riggi
as Killer Kelly
Karen X. Gaylord
as The Goldwyn Girl
Ruth Valmy
as The Goldwyn Girl
Shirley Ballard
as The Goldwyn Girl
Virginia Belmont
as The Goldwyn Girl
Betty Cargyle
as The Goldwyn Girl
Laura Jean Cronin
as The Goldwyn Girl
Vonne Lester
as The Goldwyn Girl
Diana Mumby
as The Goldwyn Girl
Mary Simpson
as The Goldwyn Girl
Virginia Thorpe
as The Goldwyn Girl
Tyra Vaughn
as The Goldwyn Girl
Kismi Stefan
as The Goldwyn Girl
Betty Alexander
as The Goldwyn Girl
Martha Montgomery
as The Goldwyn Girl
Joyce Mackenzie
as The Goldwyn Girl
Helen Kimball
as The Goldwyn Girl
Jan Bryant
as The Goldwyn Girl
Donna Hamilton
as The Goldwyn Girl
Frank Moran
as Fight Manager
John Indrisano
as Boxing Instructor
Almeda Fowler
as Bystander
'Snub' Pollard
as Man Who Reacts to Lion
Robert Wade Chatterton
as Man Who Lifts Up Susie
Jack Norton
as Guest
Billy Nelson
as Second
Ralph Dunn
as Second
Billy Wayne
as Reporter
George Chandler
as Reporter
Betty Blythe
as Mrs. LeMoyne's Friend
James Carlisle
as Mrs. LeMoyne's Friend
Harry "Snub" Pollard
as Man Who Reacts to Lion
Robert Strong
as Photographer
William Newell
as Photographer
Tom Quinn
as Photographer
Billy Bletcher
as News Photographer
George Sherwood
as Reporter
Donald Kerr
as Reporter
Jack Roper
as Kelly's Fight Manager
Steve Taylor
as Palooka
Al Hill
as Reporter
Jay Eaton
as Bystander
Syd Saylor
as Taxi Driver
Eddie Hart
as Knockdown Timekeeper
Eric Wilton
as LeMoynes' Butler
Alex Pollard
as Butler
Mary Forbes
as Garden Party Guest
Hal K. Dawson
as Hotel Clerk
Dulce Daye
as Bystander
Jack Gargan
as Milkman Getting Water
Lester Dorr
as Reporter at Train
Jack Cheatham
as Milkman Joe Eddelson
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Critic Reviews for The Kid From Brooklyn

All Critics (5)

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

Full Review… | December 16, 2013
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)

Audience Reviews for The Kid From Brooklyn


This remake of Harold Lloyd's The Milky Way is not one of Kaye's best vehicles; an uneven, overlong comedy with intrusive (and unnecessary) production numbers by Vera-Ellen and Virginia Mayo.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Cute, silly very lightweight comic musical with Kaye antic as ever and an amazing array of wonderful supporting actesses. Eve Arden is acerbic and terrifically droll, Vera-Ellen youthful, fresh and she dances like a dream, Fay Bainter all fractured dignity and Virginia Mayo, at the height of her beauty, sweet and charming.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I remeber this as a kid and I loved it. Kaye was a genious and will be missed.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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