The Milky Way

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy
Production: Paramount Pictures
89 min


we are here to do homage...

to one who has filled

the bottle of achievement...

one who rose to the top...

uh, just like our cream.

This man has faithfully

delivered our products...

achieving a record for which

we may all be justly proud...

the unbelievable record

of 428 points.

Mr. Levinson,

I congratulate you.

Thank you.

And now, fellas, l...

Uh... Mr. Levinson thanks you,

I'm sure.

And there are others

among you...

who are deserving

of honorable mention.

You, Mr. Ackerman, for your

splendid record of 397 points.

But there is another man...

who has been with us

but a short time...

but in that short time

has achieved a wonderful record.

I congratulate you,

Mr. Snodgrass.

And you, Mr. Scott, are

deserving of honorable mention.

And you. And you.

And you. And...

I'll see you later.

Now, just a moment's chat

about the pulse of our public...

Now, in this area here,

we find...

In this area here,

we find that our sales...

I say, in this area...

our sales are falling

far below what they should.

There is no reason...



We find in this area here that

our business is falling off...

while that of our competitors

seems to on the increase...

As I was saying,

that in this area...

In this area,

I'm telling you...

that we find our shares are

falling below what they should.

We are losing all our customers!

Now, something is wrong!

Now the question is,

what is wrong?

Why is it, I ask you?

There's the reason!

I can see it now.

That's what's wrong!


what's the matter with you?

I just drank some ink.

You know how that is.

No, I don't. I never drink ink.

Some of the boys been

playing tricks on you?

- Who gave you that?

- Oh, no one gave it to me, sir.

Well, probably that clown...

who's been doing

the hiccoughing in there.

- Oh, no, sir?

- How do you know?

Get in there.

Harvest Moon, checkroom.

Hello, sis? You all ready to go?

Mm-hmm. Yeah,

I'm leaving right away.

All right,

I'll be waiting out in front.

I think it's terrible...

little girl

waiting out in front.

Heh. Me, too.

Yes, Burleigh. Uh-huh.

Well, I'll be there

anytime you say.

- So will I.

- Heh. Me, too.

Don't worry. I'll be there.

I think the guy

ought to stay home.

Me, too.


You know,

I'm glad you're through...

'cause I was gettin'

a little tired.

Heh heh...

Yes, I know... you, too.

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Pardon me.

You gave us the wrong hats.

Ohh, that's very funny.

If you tell me

where the act's playing...

I'll try and miss it.

Ha ha ha.


We like you.

We don't.

Listen, what happened?

Did you lose your address book?


- Yes, what?

- Yes, ma'am.

Hmm. That's what I thought.

Good night.

Where you going?

You give me my hat.

Heh heh.

Give me my hat.

Listen, I've got a great idea.

Let's all go over to your house.

Did it ever occur to you that

I might be somebody's sister?

Hello, sis.

Listen, I'm warning you!

My brother's a very tough man.

She's got a brother

She's got a brother,

she's got a brother


All fall down



- Burleigh! Burleigh!

- Burleigh! Burleigh!

- Burleigh!

- Burleigh!

Burleigh! Burleigh!

- Burleigh!

- Burleigh!

What's happening?

What's the matter?

Say, you fellas

can't do this.

- Who are you?

- Well, I'm her brother.

How do we know?

Yeah, yeah.

Can you identify yourself?


It's a serious thing,

posing as somebody's brother.

What's your name?

Puddin' 'n' Tain. Ask me again,

I'll tell you the same.


Oh, Burleigh,

let's get out of here!

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Grover Jones

Grover Jones (November 15, 1893 – September 24, 1940) was an American screenwriter - often teamed with William Slavens McNutt - and film director. He wrote more than 104 films between 1920 and his death. He also was a film journal publisher and prolific short story writer. Jones was born in Rosedale, Indiana, grew up in West Terre Haute, Indiana, and died in Hollywood, California. He was the father of American polo pioneer Sue Sally Hale. more…

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