Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter’s manager decides to build up the milkman’s reputation in a series of fixed fights and then have the champ beat him to regain his title.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Very dated film where most of the jokes must have been bland even in 1936. Harold Lloyd made a number of silent shorts that were quite funny but never really translated into 'sound' success. Almost worth seeing for Adolphe Menjou's performance and for a short battle (ducking) of the sexes scene. Otherwise a dated miss.
It is one of the rare few chances to see comedian Harold Lloyd in a sound movie showing that he was just as good in funny bantering as in physical stuff. It is a shame than that the story about a weak, cowardly milkman turned boxer feels like something they did numerous times in the silent era then.
In the hands of McCary and a cast of supporting actors (who do just as great as Lloyd), this screwball comedy is a high-quality talkie. And while some jokes fall flat, most of them work and make up for its simplistic plot and solid (though underwhelming) climactic fight.