Knickerbocker Holiday 78 years old

WHEN TIMES SQUARE WAS FULL OF INDIANS...LITTLE OLD NEW YORK WAS FULL OF FUN!

The wild and woolly early days of New York -- when it was still known as New Amsterdam -- provide the backdrop for this period musical-comedy. In 1650, Peter Stuyvesant (Charles Coburn) arrives in New Amsterdam to assume his duties as governor. Stuyvesant is hardly the fun-loving type, and one of his first official acts is to call for the death of Brom Broeck (Nelson Eddy), a newspaper publisher well-known for his fearless exposes of police and government corruption. However, Broeck hasn't done anything that would justify the death penalty, so Stuyvesant waits (without much patience) for Broeck to step out of line. Broeck is romancing a beautiful woman named Tina Tienhoven (Constance Dowling), whose sister Ulda (Shelley Winters) happens to be dating his best friend, Ten Pin (Johnnie "Scat" Davis). After Stuyvesant's men toss Broeck in jail on a trumped-up charge, Stuyvesant sets his sights on winning Tina's affections.

Credits

Knickerbocker Holiday Cast

Name Character
Shelley Winters She was 23, 85 years old when she died as Ulda Tienhoven
Constance Dowling She was 23, 49 years old when she died as Tina Tienhoven
Nelson Eddy He was 42, 65 years old when he died as Brom Broeck
Fritz Feld He was 43, 93 years old when he died as Poffenburgh
Otto Kruger He was 58, 89 years old when he died as Roosevelt
Charles Coburn He was 66, 84 years old when he died as Peter Stuyvesant
Ernest Cossart He was 67, 74 years old when he died as Tienhoven

Knickerbocker Holiday Crew

Name Department
Harry Joe Brown as Director. He was 54 (82) years old when He died Directing
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WHEN TIMES SQUARE WAS FULL OF INDIANS...LITTLE OLD NEW YORK WAS FULL OF FUN!

  • Release day: Friday, March 17, 1944
  • Runtime: 85 minutes