The Toast of New York (1937)

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Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.


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  • Frances Farmer and Edward Arnold in The Toast of New York (1937)
  • Cary Grant and Frances Farmer in The Toast of New York (1937)
  • J. Peverell Marley in The Toast of New York (1937)
  • Frances Farmer in The Toast of New York (1937)
  • Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Edward Arnold, and Jack Oakie in The Toast of New York (1937)
  • Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Edward Arnold, and Jack Oakie in The Toast of New York (1937)

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20 April 2006 | robb_772
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| Superficial, but enjoyable large-scale Hollywood entertainment
While this fact-based picture is wildly inaccurate in it's depiction Jim Fisk's life and death, THE TOAST OF NEW YORK remains an entertaining portrait of the financial scene in New York during the late 1800s. Three writers are credited with a screenplay that does not skimp on moral and financial complexities (although the film's romantic triangle is handled rather routinely), and director Robert V. Lee manages to keep everything moving at a brisk pace while effectively juggling piercing melodrama with lovely moments of light comedy. Edward Arnold and Frances Farmer contribute terrific performances, and Cary Grant is also memorable playing second banana to Arnold's Fisk - although no one else in the cast makes much of an impression. This lavish, expensively budgeted film was a box office flop when originally released, but it holds up quite nicely all these decades latter and deserves to be rediscovered by a larger audience.

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