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Little Old New York (1940)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 9 February 1940 (USA)
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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Charles Brownne
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Harriet Livingston
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Tavern Keeper
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Regan
Clarence Wilson ...
Willie Stout (as Clarence Hummel Wilson)
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Nicholas Roosevelt
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Washington Irving (as Theodore Von Eltz)
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Mrs. Brevoort
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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)  »

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A holnap hajósa  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 8 September 1920 and closed in June 1921 after 303 performances. The opening night cast included Genevieve Tobin as Pat O'Day, Douglas Wood, as Cornelius Vanderbuilt and Donald Meek. 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 »

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Who Is the Beau of the Belle Of New York
(1940) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Tyler Brooke and joined by Alice Faye and other dancing patrons of Krausmeyer's Pavillion
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Historical nonsense....
2 October 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an incredibly fictionalized account of the work of Robert Fulton to make the first American steamship. Alice Faye, Fred MacMurray and Ward Bond are there...even though they really were inventions of the playwright to first came up with this story. As a history lesson, it comes up lacking! What follows is sort of a comic book version of history--the sort of thing that Hollywood often did in their highly fictionalize 'true stories'.

So is this any good? Well, it looks nice. Twentieth Century-Fox made lovely looking films and the music and glitz are all present in this expensive production. It's also mildly entertaining...but slight. No great drama or comedy here...just another highly fictionalized film along the same lines as "In Old Chicago" and nothing more.


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