Little Old New York

Little Old New York

name = Little Old New York

caption = Theatrical Poster
writer = Play:
Rida Johnson Young
John L. Balderston
Harry Tugend
starring = Alice Faye
Fred MacMurray
Richard Greene
director = Henry King
producer = Darryl F. Zanuck
music = Alfred Newman
cinematography = Leon Shamroy
editing = Barbara McLean
distributor = 20th Century Fox
released = February 3, 1940
runtime = 100 minutes
country = United States
language = English
budget =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0032719|

"Little Old New York" is a 1940 Fox history film directed by Henry King and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The movie stars Alice Faye, Fred MacMurray and Richard Greene and is based on the play by Rida Johnson Young. The play opened on September 8, 1920 and starred Genevieve Tobin, Douglas Wood and Donald Meek.

This is one of Faye's few non-musical films. Her fans complained about her not singing in the film, so one song was included in the film. However, Faye's participation in the song was minimal.

The film was made also in 1923, starring Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, and J.M. Kerrigan. The silent film version got directed by Sidney Olcott.


Engineer and inventor Robert Fulton comes to New York in 1807. Pat O'Day is a tavern keeper who supports Fulton in his inventions, but her boyfriend Charles Browne isn't that satisfied with her hanging around Robert. Every sailor turns against Robert when they are afraid of losing their job, because Robert is inventing a steamboat.


* Alice Faye – "Pat O'Day"
* Fred MacMurray – "Charles Browne"
* Richard Greene – "Robert Fulton"
* Brenda Joyce – "Harriet Livingstone"
* Andy Devine – "'Commodore' - Ferry Boat Owner"
* Henry Stephenson – "Chancellor Robert L. Livingstone"
* Fritz Feld – "Pearl Street Tavern Keeper"
* Ward Bond – "Regan - Shipyard Owner"
* Virginia Brissac – "Mrs. Rudolph Brevoort"


*Who Is the Beau of the Belle Of New York
**Music and Lyrics by Mack Gordon
**Performed by Tyler Brooke and joined by Alice Faye and other dancing patrons of Krausmeyer's Pavilion
*Ach Du Lieber Augustine
**Traditional German folksong
**Played as dance music at Krausmeyer's Pavilion
*Du, Du Liegst Mir im Herzen
**Traditional German folksong
**Played as dance music at Krausmeyer's Pavilion

External links

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