Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Milkman

A Movie Review by Magdalen Aithne Arkwright

This 1950 movie, starring Donald O'Connor as Roger, is about a young man from a wealthy milk delivery company who just wants a job.  But because of a night disguised as a duck during the war, he starts quacking whenever he gets excited - literally.  So his father has done everything to protect him and keep him rested.

But Roger is tired of long vacations and just sitting around doing nothing.  With the help of an old milkman friend, Roger lands a job with the rival milk company.  But he makes one mistake after another - falling into a petunia bed, trapping a women in a dumbwaiter, kissing girls - not the least of which is falling in love with the rival's daughter Chris and getting involved in the middle of a criminal operation.

But Roger's naivete gets him out of the problems it got him into, and with songs sung by him and Jimmy Durante as well as some dance numbers, the movie comes to a successful and amusing ending.
Because of the premise and Roger's personality and the silly problems that inevitably follow, this could be considered a ridiculous movie.  Personally, I feel this movie is adequately balanced.

I give this movie 10/10 and it is rated A, although there is an attempted murder, so some may feel that it is not appropriate for all children.  I encourage you to enjoy this film.


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