The Milkman

For other uses, see Milkman (disambiguation).
The Milkman
Directed by Charles Barton
Produced by Ted Richmond
Written by Albert Beich
James O'Hanlon
Martin Ragaway
Leonard Stern
Starring Donald O'Connor
Jimmy Durante
Piper Laurie
Cinematography Clifford Stine
Edited by Russell F. Schoengarth
Distributed by Universal-International
Release dates
  • October 17, 1950 (1950-10-17)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Milkman is a 1950 comedy film starring Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante, and Piper Laurie.


Roger Bradley (O'Connor) is the son of the owner of a milk company. He wants to get a job as a milkman at his father's company, but his father denies it because of Roger's after-war trauma: when he gets stressed or frustrated, he quacks like a duck. Roger gets upset at his father and does not see any problem with the quacking. In revenge, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, Breezy Albright (Durante) at another milk company. He becomes very successful and quickly falls in love with the boss's daughter, Chris Abbott (Laurie).


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