The Kid from Brooklyn

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The Kid from Brooklyn

sports remake

The Kid from Brooklyn

Release Date: March 21, 1946

Year    :   1946
Genres    :   Comedy, Music
Production Companies    :   Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Trinity Productions
Director    :   Norman Z. McLeod
Producers    :   Samuel Goldwyn
Writers    :   Grover Jones, Melville Shavelson, Richard Connell, Don Hartman, Frank Butler, Lynn Root, Harry Clork
RunTime    :   113 mins.

Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and photographers even catch Burleigh knock out Speed again. Speed's crooked manager decides to turn Burleigh into a fighter. Burleigh doesn't realize that all of his opponents have been asked to take a dive. Thinking he really is a great fighter, Burleigh develops a swelled head which puts a crimp in his relationship with pretty nightclub singer Polly Pringle. He may finally get his comeuppance when he challenges Speed for the title.

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