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The Toast of New York (1937) was a Biographical - Comedy Film directed by Rowland V. Lee and Alexander Hall and produced by Edward Small and Samuel J. Briskin.

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James 'Jim' Fisk Jr.: [Preparing to enter a festive room] Are you ready?
Josie Mansfield: I'm frightened to death.
James 'Jim' Fisk Jr.: You're in the circle now. You've got the prettiest feathers in the room. Now spread 'em.


Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt: [Yelling at Fisk and Boyd in the disappearing Jersey Ferry] You scoudrels! I'll run you down if I have to crawl in every rotten hole in Jersey1


Nick Boyd: How do you spell Vanderbilt?
James 'Jim' Fisk Jr.: With a "V" and...
[pausing to think]
James 'Jim' Fisk Jr.: a lot of dollar marks.


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Unlike the events in the film, Jim Fisk was shot and killed in a fight over a woman. Josie Mansfield was only one of his romantic interests.
The Bowery Boys employed by Vanderbilt against Fisk have no relation to the long-running series of the same name but were a real-life Manhattan gang later portrayed in more detail in Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York."
No mention is made of Jay Gould, the notorious robber baron, who conspired with Fisk to corner the gold market in The Panic 1869, three years before Fisk's death.
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Also directed by Rowland V. Lee




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