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Little Old New York (1940)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  9 February 1940 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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

The movie originally did not include any songs in order to emphasize Alice Faye's acting ability, but one song was added when her fans complained. However, her participation in the performance of that song was minimal. See more »

Quotes

Regan: [to Fulton] Why, you dribblin' young pup - I'll break you in two!
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Connections

Version of Little Old New York (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Du, Du Liegst Mir im Herzen
(uncredited)
Traditional German folksong
Played as dance music at Krausmeyer's Pavillion
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How steam powered ships broke onto the scene!
13 December 2000 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Nothing deep, but an interesting Hollywood-ized account of the development of steam propeled ships. Imagine... being able to propel a vessel upstream even into the wind! But at what risk? The current economy's support? And how do you pay for the thing?!?! Additionally, you have a young country out to protect its interests... but what if it acted Isolationistically? Would you be able to pursue your dreams? If the overdeveloped subplots of "Sink the Bismark" did'nt offend your sensibilities greatly, you will enjoy this yarn.


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