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.
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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.