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The Milky Way (1936) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Leo McCarey and Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Adolph Zukor and E. Lloyd Sheldon.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Animated Short FilmMetro-Goldwyn-MayerWon
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The Milky Way (1936)

By Beatrice on Sep 11, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Milky Way Directed by Leo McCarey Written by Grover Jones, Frank Butler, and Richard Connell 1936/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing Leo McCarey ensures that this is funnier than your average comedy. Burleigh Sullivan (Harold Lloyd) is a mild-mannered milkman with well-developed skills in du... Read full article


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"Spider" Schultz (Lionel Stander) claims the man who knocked out him and the champ was "bigger than Canary." Schultz, who often spouts malapropisms, is referring to Primo Carnera, who, at 6' 9", was the biggest boxer of his day.
The movie was originally planed as a vehicle for Jack Oakie, Gertrude Michael and Edward Everett Horton. When it was decided that it would be a Harold Lloyd picture instead, Horton was replaced by Adolphe Menjou. Instead of Helen Mack, originally Sally Blane was cast. Due to illness, Ida Lupino was replaced by Dorothy Wilson.
When director Leo McCarey was in the hospital, Norman Z. McLeod directed some of the scenes.
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