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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pat O'Day
... Charles Brownne
... Robert Fulton
... Harriet Livingston
... 'Commodore'
... Robert R. Livingston
... Tavern Keeper
... Regan
... Willie Stout (as Clarence Hummel Wilson)
... Nicholas Roosevelt
Roger Imhof ... John Jacob Astor
... Washington Irving (as Theodore Von Eltz)
... Sea Captain
... Mrs. Brevoort
... 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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A holnap hajósa  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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

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Ach Du Lieber Augustine
(ca 1768) (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 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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