Spuyten Duyvil Mystery Movie

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    • #2216
      ndembowski
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      Without giving away where this 8 minute film clip comes from, I am wondering if anyone can identify it–or the story behind it.  I just learned about this interesting local connection.

    • #2217
      COGGINSS
      Participant

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Jim

      Diamond Jim, with Edward Arnold

    • #2218
      ATekirian
      Participant

      Thank you Tom for posting this amusing clip and thank you Stephanie for giving us the title and star of it.

      Best,

      Andrea Tekirian

    • #2219
      COGGINSS
      Participant

      Apparently it’s a true story, in terms of his career starting at Spuyten Duyvil.

    • #2220
      ndembowski
      Keymaster

      I think Diamond Jim Brady was something of a household name for an earlier generation–partly for the rags to riches story but also for his legendary eating habits and relationship with Lillian Russell.  I hunted down the film when I learned he was the baggage handler at Spuyten Duyvil station, hoping that they did the filming there.

    • #2221
      Thomas Casey
      Participant

      Glad you found this movie that mentioned the Spuyten Duyvil Station.  Historical and very entertaining.

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