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Little Old New York (1940)

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Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper believes in him, but her boyfriend doesn't. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charles Brownne
Richard Greene ...
Brenda Joyce ...
Harriet Livingston
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'Commodore'
Henry Stephenson ...
Robert R. Livingston
Fritz Feld ...
Tavern Keeper
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Regan
Clarence Wilson ...
Willie Stout (as Clarence Hummel Wilson)
Robert Middlemass ...
Nicholas Roosevelt
Roger Imhof ...
Theodore von Eltz ...
Washington Irving (as Theodore Von Eltz)
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Sea Captain
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Brevoort
Stanley Andrews ...
Patrol Captain
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Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper believes in him, but her boyfriend doesn't. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.

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A spirited belle of the brawling waterfront, fighting for the heart of handsome Robert Fulton (print ad)


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9 February 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A holnap hajósa  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Studio mechanics built a replica of Fulton's two-cycle engine and paddle-wheel of the Clermont, following notes in his diaries. The studio also built 3 huge sailing ships and 25 smaller boats for the production. See more »

Quotes

Regan: [to Fulton] Why, you dribblin' young pup - I'll break you in two!
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Version of Little Old New York (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Ach Du Lieber Augustine
(ca 1768) (uncredited)
Traditional German folksong
Played as dance music at Krausmeyer's Pavillion
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Thoroughly enjoyable story of Robert Fulton's Breakthrough Invention
15 May 2001 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

Richard Greene and Alice Faye are extremely likeable in this memorable movie about "Fulton's Folly" and his eventual success with the Steam Engine driven Paddle boat. An invention that changed America and contributed greatly to the prosperity of the newly independent America.

It is a shame that Greene, though he did achieve some fame, did not achieve the name status his debonair looks and likeable charm deserved.

Fred MacMurray, Andy Devine, Ward Bond and Fritz Feld have wonderful smaller roles. The perfect music of Alfred Newman gives each moment just the right effect and feeling.

I recommend this movie even if one already knows what the ending shall bring. History told this enjoyably affords us the chance to relive the wonderful moments in the struggles necessary to bring about man's achievements.


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