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The Milky Way
Directed by Leo McCarey • 1936 • United States
Starring Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale
Arguably the finest of Harold Lloyd’s sound features, this uproarious adaptation of the Broadway play of the same name casts the comedian as a mild-mannered Brooklyn milkman who, thanks to the machinations of a sleazy fight promoter (Adolphe Menjou), inadvertently becomes a middleweight boxing champion. A host of colorful supporting performances and veteran comedy director Leo McCarey’s expert sense of pace come together for a knockout screwball gem.