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The Darling of New York (1923)



Cast overview, first billed only:
Santussa (as Baby Peggy Montgomery)
Ligh Fingered Kitty
Pat Hartigan ...
Big Mike
Grandfather Van Dyne
The Ross Kid (as Junior Coughlan)
Dorothy Hagan ...
Mrs. Ross
Estelle Goulder ...
Soulful Sid
Close, the Master Mind
Jose Devere ...
William Quinn ...
Ice Malone
Max Davidson ...
Solomon Levinsky
Emma Steele ...
Mrs. Levinsky
Spec O'Donnell ...
Willie (as Walter 'Spec' O'Donnell)


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Release Date:

3 December 1923 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wanted, a Home  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Baby Peggy, she and Gladys Brockwell did some of their own stunt work during the climactic fire sequence. See more »


When the crowd of gangsters flood into the entrance level of the hotel at the end of the film, one of the "columns" is knocked over, and topples easily, revealing it not to be connected to the interior structure of the building. See more »


Santussa: Oo-oof!
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What was ours is ours again
13 November 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

No, this lost film has not mysteriously turned up in a meat locker in Alice Springs, a barn in the Faroes Islands nor even in the Gosfilmfond Archives, where a mutilated version was used to educate good Communists on how capitalists try to burn up small babies for profit. Tom Stathes found a Kodascope copy of the last reel at a flea market.

There was an exciting escape from a fire, some recovered smuggled diamonds and an opportunity for Max Davidson to do some of his lovely pained reaction takes. It looks like a good production and Baby Peggy -- who is still alive and well as of the writing of this review -- remembers the shooting of the fire scene and her unwillingness, despite the urging of the director and her father, to go through the fire. She may have been young, but she was no fool.

So keep on going to those garage sales and flea markets, folks. There are lots of things still missing and maybe we can find them yet.

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