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So This Is New York (1948)

 -  Comedy  -  June 1948 (USA)
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A small town man inherits a significant fortune and takes his family to New York City. Urban culture shock takes the form of strange ways and oddball characters Based on Ring Lardner's novel "The Big Town."

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Herbert Daley
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Jimmy Ralston / Captain Shaw in Play
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Mr. Lucius Trumball
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Sid Mercer - Jockey
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Ella Goff Finch
Dona Drake ...
Kate Goff / Maid in Play
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Francis Griffin
Dave Willock ...
Willis Gilbey
Frank Orth ...
A.J. Gluskoter
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A small town man inherits a significant fortune and takes his family to New York City. Urban culture shock takes the form of strange ways and oddball characters Based on Ring Lardner's novel "The Big Town."

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Adventures of a midwestern family in NY.
23 February 1999 | by (Hemet, California) – See all my reviews

Filmed in B&W. I saw this movie while I was still in my teens in 1948. It remains in my memory as one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. It used some clever techniques for the time, such as "stop action" with voice-over commentary. The movie chronicles the mis-adventures of a man who is dragged to NY, unwillingly, by his wife and her sister, who have delusions of grandeur. It is set in the late 1920s or early 1930s. They are taken advantage of by three broadly-drawn characters, played by Jerome Cowan (a con man), Leo Gorcey (a jockey), and Rudy Vallee (a rich, but flawed, man). I laugh again just thinking about it. I don't know that it has ever been shown on television, but it should be.


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