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)
|Best Animated Short Film||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer||Won|
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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When producer Samuel Goldwyn bought the rights to the property in the mid-1940s for his remake, The Kid from Brooklyn (with Danny Kaye in the lead role), he also bought the original negative and almost all existing prints, and destroyed them. Harold Lloyd, however, had preserved his own original nitrate release print, which became the source for the new digital video transfer used by TCM and subsequent DVD releases.
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.
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