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Little Old New York (1923)

An Irish girl comes to America disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left to her brother who has died.

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Stephen Carr ...
Patrick O'Day
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John O'Day
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Larry Delevan
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An Irish girl comes to America disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left to her brother who has died.

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El nueva York de antaño  »

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For a while, the film set the record for the highest grossing film in history. Within two weeks, over 200,000 visitors had seen the film and the gross was $113,571.32 dollars. The previous record holder was Robin Hood (1922), with a total gross of $109,750.88. See more »

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Gripping story, ahead of its time
30 August 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

If you want to introduce someone to the joys of silent films this movie would be an excellent choice. I was sitting on the edge of my seat after the first ten minutes, with a big smile on my face. Few films, silent or talkie, can do that for me. It was great fun!

Pretty Marion Davies plays a fiesty Irish lass in 1806, who is forced by her father to pretend she is a boy, with the intent to claim a fortune from her dead uncle in America. Dashing Harrison Ford the First plays the step-son who is being cheated out of his inheritance, and who finds himself strangely attracted to the young "boy", for whom he is forced to become guardian in old New York.

Great comedic and romantic touches between the two leads add spark to a fast paced story. This film was very daring for its time too, especially in the scene where "Patrick" (alias Patricia) is tied to a public square and her shirt ripped off for a whipping before an angry mob.

If you get a chance to see this delightful film, please do so. You will not regret it in the least.


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