The Milkman

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The Milkman
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Directed by Charles Barton
Screenplay byAlbert Beich
James O'Hanlon
Martin Ragaway
Leonard Stern
Story byMartin Ragaway
Leonard Stern
Produced by Ted Richmond
Starring Donald O'Connor
Jimmy Durante
Piper Laurie
Cinematography Clifford Stine
Edited byRussell F. Schoengarth
Color process Black and white
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • September 19, 1950 (1950-09-19)(LAC)
  • October 15, 1950 (1950-10-15)(NYC)
  • December 23, 1950 (1950-12-23)(USA)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Milkman is a 1950 American comedy film directed by Charles Barton and starring Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante and Piper Laurie.



Roger Bradley is denied a milkman job at his father's company because of his postwar trauma; when he becomes stressed or frustrated, he quacks like a duck. In revenge, Roger secures a job with his father's archrival Breezy Albright at another milk company. Roger becomes very successful and quickly falls in love with the boss's daughter Chris Abbott.


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