A cute concept that collapses under the weight of too many characters (21 in the opening credits!), too many plot threads and too many false climaxes. Marion Davies is utterly charming as an Irish girl who poses as her own brother to claim an inheritance but she is crushed under the leaden story and unimaginative direction. Also, steamships. Go head. Ask me anything about steamships.
I will say this, though: Little Old New York is intensely GIF-able.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Marion’s identity is exposed but the rightful heir loves her to bits and so they get together and she gets the money anyway.
If it were a desert it would be: Apple Pie Napoleon. You shoulda stopped at “pie” and called it a day but nooooo, you had to get all fancy. That’ll learn ya.
Availability: Released on DVD by Grapevine.