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So This Is New York (1948)

Not Rated | | 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."

Director:

Richard Fleischer (as Richard O. Fleischer)

Writers:

Carl Foreman (screenplay), Herbert Baker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Henry Morgan ... Ernie Finch
Rudy Vallee ... Herbert Daley
Bill Goodwin ... Jimmy Ralston / Captain Shaw in Play
Hugh Herbert ... Mr. Lucius Trumball
Leo Gorcey ... Sid Mercer - Jockey
Virginia Grey ... Ella Goff Finch
Dona Drake ... Kate Goff / Maid in Play
Jerome Cowan ... Francis Griffin
Dave Willock ... Willis Gilbey
Frank Orth ... A.J. Gluskoter
Arnold Stang ... Western Union Clerk
William Bakewell ... 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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IT'S A BANG-UP LAUGH FILLED JOY RIDE WITH GALS-GALS-GALS and MORE GALS AND THEIR FASCINATING CHARACTERS, See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1948 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The movie is based on the novel "The Big Town" by Ring Lardner. See more »

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References Lost in the Arctic (1928) See more »

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Barber of Seville Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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A truly funny film
21 July 2006 | by ProfbeattySee all my reviews

A funny funny film! Definitely a "missing" gem. The play performed within the film ("Bridget Sees a Ghost") makes "Springtime for Hitler" look like Shakespeare! Morgan's voice overs are marvelous and the use of Rossini's "Barber of Seville Overture" to punctuate the closing moments of each act is masterful. Clever and innovative in its photography with outstanding performances by Henry Morgan and Leo Gorcey. The rest of the cast certainly holds its own in this lunatic story about a family's visit to New York City. This should definitely be released on DVD. It was shown on television years ago, but seems to have vanished from the airwaves. Definitely worth watching - if it ever reappears.


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