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So This Is New York (1948)

So This Is New York (1948)

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Radio humorist Henry Morgan made his film debut in So This is New York. Based on The Big Town, a collection of stories by Ring Lardner, the film traces country bumpkin Morgan's progress as he uses an inheritance to take a trip with his wife (Virginia Grey) and sister-in-law (Dona Drake) to the New York of the 1910s. He encounters numerous oddball characters, the most colorful of which is a drunken jockey (Leo Gorcey). The boxer and at least four other Broadwayites (Hugh Herbert, Rudy Vallee, Bill Goodwin and Jerome Cowan) complicate Morgan's life when they court his wife's sister--most of them hoping for a slice of that inheritance. The movies were not the ideal medium for the satiric barbs of Henry Morgan, though he plays his role well and carries the film with assurance. In addition to being Morgan's first picture, So This is New York was also the maiden voyage for producer Stanley Kramer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Harry Morgan
as Ernie Finch
Virginia Grey
as Ella Finch
Rudy Vallee
as Herbert Daley
Hugh Herbert
as Mr. Trumbull
Bill Goodwin
as Jimmy Ralston
Leo Gorcey
as Sid Mercer
Dona Drake
as Kate Goff
Jerome Cowan
as Francis Griffin
Dave Willock
as Willis Gilbey
Frank Orth
as A.J. Gluskoter
Arnold Stang
as Western Union Clerk
William Bakewell
as Hotel Clerk
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Critic Reviews for So This Is New York

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The very funniest thing is that after 56 years, the anti-New York jokes work just as well as they ever did.

May 20, 2004 | Full Review…
New York Observer
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At 79 minutes, So This Is New York rolls by at a crackling pace, delivering a steady stream of sophisticated laughs.

July 22, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
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