The Kid from Brooklyn
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The Kid from Brooklyn
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 that his fighting prowess is a sham, Burleigh develops a swelled head, which alienates… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Kid From Brooklyn keeps stalling the plot to fit in another of the usual Goldwyn musical-comedy elements"
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Surprisingly pleasing Danny Kaye vehicle."
‑ Ken Hanke, 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."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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