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The Milkman (1950)





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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.


Donald O'Connor
as Roger Bradley
Jimmy Durante
as Breezy Albright
Joyce Holden
as Ginger Burton
Piper Laurie
as Chris Abbott
William Conrad
as Mike Morrel
Henry O'Neill
as Roger Bradley Sr.
Paul Harvey
as District Attorney Abbott
Jess Barker
as John Carter
Elisabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Carter
Elizabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Carter
Frank Nelson
as Mr. Green
Charles Flynn
as Sgt. Larkin
Garry Owen
as Irving
Eddie Acuff
as Herman Schultz
Minerva Urecal
as Mrs. Dillon
Tom Keene
as Duzik
Norman Field
as Bradley butler
Ruth Brady
as Miss Williams
Therese Lyon
as Bradley Maid
Joe Kerr
as Man in window
Edward Clark
as Old man
Hal Smith
as Milkman
David Newell
as Fireman
Perc Launders
as Police sergeant
Vesey O'Davoren
as Carter's Butler
Jerry Lewis
as Milkman
Marilyn Mercer
as Telephone operator
Audrey Betz
as Plump girl
Marian Dennish
as Pretty Girl
Donald Kerr
as Milkman
Frank Malet
as Milkman
Pat Combs
as Milkman
Bob Garvin
as Milkman
Theresa Lyons
as Bradley Maid
Jewel Rose
as Secretary
Paul Power
as Butler
Park MacGregor
as Photographer
Paul Palmer
as Policeman
Carey Loftin
as Milkman
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Critic Reviews for The Milkman

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The Milkman makes little sense, but proves a happy romp for the unique talents of Donald O'Connor and. Jimmy Durante.

July 31, 2019 | Full Review…

This unassuming little comedy-with-music didn't cost a mintful of money to make, but its better moments offer more fun than many a lavish extravaganza.

October 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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