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Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946)

Approved | | Comedy | 18 July 1947 (Mexico)
In the midst of a political vote, a Balkan prince comes to New York City to observe "ordinary" life, where he befriends a cabby, whose girlfriend he ends up falling in love with.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (original screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis Morgan ... Prince Henry
Joan Leslie ... Connie Reed
Jack Carson ... Buzz Williams
Janis Paige ... Polly Pringle
S.Z. Sakall ... Count Oswald
Patti Brady ... Peggy
Rosemary DeCamp ... Nan
Tom D'Andrea ... Happy
John Ridgely ... Mike Collins
Patrick McVey Patrick McVey ... Johnson (as Pat McVey)
Franklin Pangborn ... Theatre Manager
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Dr. Bauer
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Storyline

Balkan Prince Henry has two wishes, to meet Lauren Bacall and see the "real" America. He befriends cabbie Buzz Williams and, without knowing the microphone is live, the two stage a debate on democracy versus monarchy broadcast back to the Prince's homeland. A plebiscite there puts Henry out of a job. Flying to MIlwaukee to become a beer salesman, he meets Bacall on the seat next to his, but a tap on his shoulder means he must give up his seat (and dream) to Bogie. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1947 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Dyo modernoi mages See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Dennis Morgan and SZ Sakall were in Christmas in Connecticut. See more »

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After the scene in which Buzz receives the call from the White House several newspaper stories are shown. The "Atlanta Herald" story goes for one paragraph about Buzz. The next paragraph begins, in a different type font, with a description of what was likely the newspaper's original account of an auto accident. See more »

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Features The Big Sleep (1946) See more »

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Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
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Music by Sam H. Stept
Played after Count Oswald puts a nickel in the juke box
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Implausible, Labored -- and Cute
8 August 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Dennis Morgan is highly unconvincing as a prince. He and Jack Carson worked together often and are appealing -- in a way. The supporting cast is fine.

Throughout, there are hints at a sexual interest between the two men. (You'd never fins that with Hope and Crosby, who were a more famous, but -- to me -- less appealing team.) Maybe I imagined them but if so, my imagination was working overtime.

The notion that a man would be pleased, actually pleased, that he is no longer a prince is very much in step with today's anti-elitist times. Morgan finds out that monarchy was voted out and democracy voted in. Is he upset? At all? No. He is happy to be able to stay in Brooklyn and, well, without giving anything away, maybe return to the title city.


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