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The Toast of New York

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Allegedly based on two factual works, Bouck White's [[Feature~V6632~The Book of Daniel Drew~bookofdaniel]] 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 [[Performer~P2352~Edward Arnold~edwardarnold]] 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...more

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