The Milky Way details
|Starring:||Adolphe Menjou, Harold Lloyd, Lionel Stander, Charles Lane, William Gargan|
|Studio:||ELSTREE HILL ENTERTAINMENT|
The Milky Way
|Run time:||1 hour 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
Most helpful review
Harold Lloyd - more than a nostalgia tripBy a customer from Dorset, England , 18 Jul 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Fascinating visit to the world of a talented actor, one of the few to make a success through the sound barrier. His timing, always impressive, and his skill in entering into his film character makes this good entertainment and Lloyd the archetype of this genre of comedy for generations to come.
The Milky WayBy Judex (2 reviews) from Liverpool , 29 Feb 2008This isn't one of Harold Lloyd's great comedies, and he doesn't persuade me that he's a champion boxer. Still, it's an accomplished and polished comedy from director Leo McCarey, and worth seeing. Anybody who likes Harold Lloyd will want to have seen it, and
ditto Leo McCarey.
The print isn't awfully good.
terrible quality transferBy a customer from hertfordshire , 25 Jan 2008avoid this version of the film. a much better one can be found in the harold lloyd collection boxset
A disappointmentBy Savage (632 reviews) from London, England , 05 Jun 2007The quality of the transfer is downright poor - as usual with anything distributed by Elstree Hill - but even peering through the murk, what's underneath still isn't up to the best work of either star Harold Lloyd or director Leo McCarey. It has none of the former's trademark stunt work, and only passing glances of the latter's brilliant anarchy. Instead, we get a slightly cheesy story about a wimpish milkman being fraudulently built up as a boxing superstar until even he himself believes it. Much the best value comes from Adolphe Menjou and Verree Teasdale as the crooked pair trying to make a fast buck out of him, but there's only so much they can do.
Nostalgia tripBy J A D THOMAS from Dorset , 06 Aug 2006Considering the restraints of the story-line not being likely to appeal to a modern audience I still found this entertaining and Harold Lloyd knew his media and used it well - excellent timing. I wouldn't consider The Milky Way the best of his films but quite good enough!
Harold Lloyd - more than a nostalgia tripBy a customer from Dorset, England , 18 Jul 2006Fascinating visit to the world of a talented actor, one of the few to make a success through the sound barrier. His timing, always impressive, and his skill in entering into his film character makes this good entertainment and Lloyd the archetype of this genre of comedy for generations to come.
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