The Toast of New York ()

directed by Rowland V. Lee
featuring Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie, Donald Meek

Allegedly based on two factual works, Bouck White's The Book of Daniel Drew and Matthew Josephson's The Robber Barons, RKO's The Toast of New York is a largely fanciful account of the career of 1870s financier "Jubilee Jim" Fisk. As played by Edward Arnold in his usual "tycoon" mode, Fisk was a likable scoundrel who finagled his way into the upper rungs of Wall Street as much for fun as for profit. The film conveniently ignores Fisk's involvement with the infamous Tweed Ring, and skims over his complicity in 1869's "Black ...

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The Toast of New York
2009, RKO Radio Pictures

UPC: 883316140406

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