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Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 15 March 1935 (USA)
Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer.

Director:

Busby Berkeley

Writers:

Manuel Seff (screen play), Peter Milne (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Dick Curtis
Adolphe Menjou ... Nicolai Nicoleff
Gloria Stuart ... Ann Prentiss
Alice Brady ... Mrs. Prentiss
Hugh Herbert ... T. Mosley Thorpe
Glenda Farrell ... Betty Hawes
Frank McHugh ... Humbolt Prentiss
Joseph Cawthorn ... Schultz
Grant Mitchell ... Louis Lamson
Dorothy Dare ... Arline Davis
Wini Shaw ... Winny Shaw (as Winifred Shaw)
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Storyline

In a luxury hotel stage director Nicoleff stages a show to get the money to pay his bills. Mrs. Prentiss, who is backing the show wants her daughter Ann to marry the millionaire T. Mosely Thorpe, but Ann falls in love with Dick Curtis, while Dick's girl friend marries Ann's brother Humbolt. But the hotel secretary Betty knows a way to avoid dificulties with old Mrs. Prentiss. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold Diggers of 1935 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

About half way through the production piece "The Words Are in My Heart," one can see men's legs underneath the pianos, explaining how the pianos are moving. See more »

Goofs

Mrs. Prentiss is shown collecting cash for the show, yet claims she cannot make change for a $50. See more »

Quotes

Winny: Remind me after the show to slap your face.
Nicoleff: Nicoleff never forgets.
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Connections

Followed by Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Le cygne (The Swan)
(1845) (uncredited)
From "Carnival of the Animals"
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
Played during rehearsal when the cast is on the floor imitating swans
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A Visual Masterpiece
27 September 2000 | by TexasguySee all my reviews

I make no apologies for saying that Busby Berkeley's incredible sequence to "The Lullaby of Broadway" is one of the most beautiful, chilling, and exuberant moments in the history of American cinema. Not only is the number amazing from a visual standpoint, but is a fantastic illustration of urban isolationism, and attitudes of "The Great Depression." Dreamlike and hypnotic, the song easily seduces the moviegoer as its short character study takes flight, then leaves its viewers in a bizarre state of discomfort as its story takes an abrupt and disturbing turn. I know it's cliched, but they really don't make 'em quite like this anymore!


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