Kid from Brooklyn, The (RKO 1946, Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo)

The Kid From Brooklyn

In the mid 40’s, Danny Kaye was just hitting his stride, as his third starring feature The Kid From Brooklyn amply demonstrates. The musical comedy remake of the Harold Lloyd silent, “The Milky Way”, stars Kaye again as an everyman plunged into fantastic circumstances (a year before his finest role in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”), a musically inclined milkman who accidentally becomes a prizefighter by knocking out the champ in a street fight.

Songs include “Sunflower Song,” “You’re the Cause of It All,” “I Love an Old-Fashioned Song,” and “Josie.”

As mentioned The Kid From Brooklyn is a remake of Harold Lloyd’s The Milky Way (1936). Lionel Stander played the same role in both films: dopey fight trainer Spider Schultz.

Cast: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran, Eve Arden, Walter Abel, Lionel Stander, Fay Bainter, Clarence Kolb,

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Director of Photography: Gregg Toland
Editor: Daniel Mandell
Composer: Carmen Dragon
Screenwriters: Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson
Art Director: Perry Ferguson

USA / RKO / 114 minutes / 1946

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