So This Is New York

So This Is New York ★★★

Early comedy from Richard Fleischer, delivered through the dry wit of the narrator, that is formally inventive especially for its time; by my count, this includes frequent freeze frames, slow motion and even subtitles for comedic effect. The repetitive, episodic encounters with suitors gets tiring, but, if nothing else, this is equal to or greater than most Woody Allen comedies (and certainly exhibits a more talented comedic filmmaker).

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