The Milkman (1950)

Genres - Comedy, Crime, Romance  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Milkman is a low-key variation of a theme explored in such slapstick festivals as The Fuller Brush Man and The Yellow Cab Man. Donald O'Connor plays Roger Bradley, who hopes to become a top-flight milkman to please his father (Henry O'Neill), the owner of the milk company. Jimmy Durante co-stars as Breezy Albright, the older milkman who teaches Roger the ropes. After several comic set pieces, the plot rears its ugly head in the form of John Carter (Jess Barker), the nephew of rival milk-company proprietress Mrs. Carter (Elizabeth Risdon). Carter has gotten mixed up with a nasty bunch of gamblers, led by Mike Morrel (William Conrad). This leads to an exciting, albeit chucklesome finale wherein Roger, Breezy and ingenue Chris Abbott (Piper Laurie) combine forces to rout the bad guys.

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business, cattle, competition, cow, dairy, daughter, employment, enemy, family-feud, father, gangster, loot, love, milk, milkman, nephew, nerves, quiet, rival, romance, son, songwriter, speech, speech-impediment, veteran [military], war