Starring Fred MacMurray, Mary Martin, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, Eric
Blore, Fuzzy Knight, Cecil Kellaway
Directed by Charles Vidor
Runtime: 94 min.
Print Quality: B
Fred MacMurray is a breezy New York street photographer; Mary Martin is a small town girl
hoping to make her fortune in the Big Apple. Fred and Mary meet, bicker, fall in love, fall out
of love, fall in love again, and so it goes. The main story is occasionally leavened by subplots
involving such indispensable supporting players as Lynne Overman, Akim Tamiroff, Cecil
Kellaway, Eric Blore and Iris Adrian. Robert Preston is the second lead who loses Mary
Martin to Fred MacMurray, though Preston and Martin would re-team on Broadway 25 years
later in the musical I Do, I Do. Instantly capturing the audience's attention with a remarkable
opening "single take" which establishes the personalities of several apartment dwellers,
New York Town is a diverting and agreeable Paramount romantic comedy.