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      The Kid From Brooklyn

      Released Mar 21, 1946 1h 54m Musical Comedy List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 69% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Smitten by Polly Martin (Virginia Mayo), milkman Burleigh Sullivan (Danny Kaye) promises that his sister, Susie (Vera-Ellen), can get Polly a job at the club she owns. That night, Burleigh interrupts two men accosting Susie in the alley and apparently knocks them both out. When the men are discovered to be middleweight boxing champion Speed MacFarlane (Steve Cochran) and his coach, Speed's manager (Walter Abel) convinces Burleigh to take up boxing. Hoping to impress Polly, Burleigh agrees. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Noel Murray The Dissolve The Kid From Brooklyn keeps stalling the plot to fit in another of the usual Goldwyn musical-comedy elements Rated: 2/5 Dec 16, 2013 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 17, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Surprisingly pleasing Danny Kaye vehicle. Rated: 3/5 Sep 13, 2004 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 3/5 Aug 22, 2003 Full Review Bob Bloom Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN) For Kaye fans only. It has some moments, but Kaye is an acquired taste and here the taste is somewhat sour. Rated: 2/5 Jan 2, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Nonstop laughs featuring the ever-wonderful Danny Kaye, a young Vera Ellen, and the classically sarcastic Eve Arden. Excellent old, family comedy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member People should rediscover Danny Kaye. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member a musical remake of harold lloyd's 1936 'milky way' which i prefer. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a boxing fan, but a Danny Kaye fan :) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Smitten by Polly Martin (Virginia Mayo), milkman Burleigh Sullivan (Danny Kaye) promises that his sister, Susie (Vera-Ellen), can get Polly a job at the club she owns. That night, Burleigh interrupts two men accosting Susie in the alley and apparently knocks them both out. When the men are discovered to be middleweight boxing champion Speed MacFarlane (Steve Cochran) and his coach, Speed's manager (Walter Abel) convinces Burleigh to take up boxing. Hoping to impress Polly, Burleigh agrees.
      Director
      Norman Z. McLeod
      Producer
      Samuel Goldwyn
      Screenwriter
      Grover Jones, Frank Butler, Richard Connell, Ken Englund, Everett Freeman, Eddie Moran
      Production Co
      Samuel Goldwyn Production, RKO Pictures
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 21, 1946, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 31, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 54m
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