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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Carr ...
Patrick O'Day
J.M. Kerrigan ...
John O'Day
Larry Delevan
Courtenay Foote ...
Norval Keedwell ...
Fitz Greene Halleck
George Barraud ...
Henry Brevoort
Andrew Dillon ...
Riley Hatch ...
Philip Schuyler
Charles Kennedy ...
Spencer Charters ...
Harry Watson ...
Bully Boy Brewster
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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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Release Date:

1 August 1923 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El nueva York de antaño  »

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1.33 : 1
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Despite the February 18, 1923 fire that destroyed the Cosmopolitan Studio in New York and the massive sets for this film, the negative was miraculously saved. See more »


Version of Little Old New York (1940) See more »

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A Little of Old New York, A lot of Marion !
9 July 2006 | by (Dallas, TX.) – See all my reviews

Little Old New York, with Marion Davies, is a cute little period piece, nothing heavy, except it is one of her first performances as a comedienne and significant from that standpoint. In most of the movie she's disguised as a boy, although she neither looks nor really acts much like a boy. This isn't important to the story though, as it's equivalent to when an actor plays Abe Lincoln who doesn't look like the real Abe did, but everyone accepts that because it doesn't effect the story at all. You know who he's supposed to be! My favorite parts are the comedy bits when Marion makes her usual hysterical faces and when she dances an Irish jig. I thought they handled the historical aspects of the early part of the ninetieth century quite well. It takes place a the time of the invention and launch of the first steamboat, and several historical persons are portrayed. The sets and costumes are quite authentic looking and add to the ambiance.

Anyone who cares about silent movies and enjoys Marion Davies will like this one!

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