"The production is faultless..."
|With Thelma Leeds.|
The Toast of New York - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):
"This film is chiefly noteworthy for the rounded characterization of an early American individualist which Edward Arnold adds to his fine gallery of screen portraits, and, more than the careful and authentic reconstruction of old New York, his performance conveys the spirit of the time in which this historical drama is laid. It is the story of Jim Fisk who drops his medicine-show business at the opening of the Civil War to prosper at cotton smuggling and go on to the higher gamble of the stock market. Attacked by the press as an Ogre feeding on the small investors, he conceives the gigantic scheme of cornering the nation's gold and enters upon a financial struggle with Cornelius Vanderbilt. Balked in his dream and disappointed in love, his strange career is abruptly closed by mob violence. The direction of Rowland V. Lee is turned toward a large scale portrait which will serve for all the robber barons of our checkered post-Civil War industrialism. Frances Farmer, Cary Grant and Donald Meek lend support and Jack Oakie provides more than one man's share of comedy. The production is faultless and the morality of great wealth is a timely subject of discussion, so adults will undoubtedly find this production much to their liking."
- Thomas J. Fitzmorris, America
|New Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36 -|
Number 28 - The Toast of New York (Lobby Card Style)
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