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So This Is New York (1948)

| Comedy | June 1948 (USA)
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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Ernie Finch
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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
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Kate Goff / Maid in Play
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Francis Griffin
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Willis Gilbey
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A.J. Gluskoter
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Western Union Clerk
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Hotel Clerk
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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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ALL THE EXCITEMENT and HEART-BREAK of BIG-TOWN GUYS and GALS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY! See more »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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The Sidewalks of New York
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Music by Charles Lawlor
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So This Is New York was a nice surprise of an obscure comedy with some familiar players in it
27 July 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

When I accidentally discovered that Leo Gorcey was one of the players in this movie on the Blu-ray box, I had to seek this one out. I've been watching lots of movies made in the '40s in chronological order recently so it was a nice surprise to also find out Bill Goodwin, Hugh Herbert, Rudy Vallee, and Jerome Cowan are also in this one. Anyway, radio comedian Henry Morgan plays the husband of Virginia Grey whose sister Dona Drake is single and since they've just inherited some money, they all go to New York to experience the high life though Morgan does so reluctantly. There are many cynically funny lines and the characters played by many of the players I mentioned bring great atmosphere to the proceedings. Henry Morgan, himself, may not have been much of an actor but he's surrounded by some of the best here like Arnold Stang-who often worked with him on radio-doing a hilarious take on a Western Union clerk. So on that note, I highly recommend So This Is New York. P.S. Since I like to cite when people associated with my favorite movie-It's a Wonderful Life-is involved in something else I review here, I have to note that the score here is done by Dimitri Tiomkin who was also involved in IAWL. As an aside, I also should note the use of a freeze-frame when a voice-over is heard being as effective here as in that Frank Capra masterpiece. Also, Dick Elliot, who said in that film "Youth is wasted on the wrong people!" after asking James Stewart why he doesn't kiss Donna Reed instead of talking her to death, plays a very funny heckler here when viewing a play starring Ms. Drake and Goodwin. Oh, and it's funny to me when the Goodwin character mentions giving jokes to Al Jolson (the film takes place just after World War I ended) since he was just in The Jolson Story a year or two previous.


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