Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

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Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.



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Credited cast:
Nancy Welford ...
Jerry Lamar
Winnie Lightner ...
Ann Pennington ...
Nick Lucas ...
Albert Gran ...
Julia Swayne Gordon ...
Dance Director
Armand Kaliz ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louise Beavers ...
Neely Edwards ...
Stage Manager
Gertrude Short ...


Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

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Girls! Songs! Dances! Color!


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Release Date:

30 August 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brodvejske kopacice zlata  »

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Previously produced as a silent film The Gold Diggers (1923), now lost. See more »


Stephen Lee: Oh, Jerry, I love you. I love you very much! Won't you please marry me?
Jerry Lamar: Lookout, Uncle Steve. You don't know what you're letting yourself in for. There's quite a family of us. There's mother and Bobby.
Stephen Lee: Bobby?
Jerry Lamar: Bobby's my little brother. He lives with mother. Just five, Uncle Steve. I've always looked after him and I must keep on doing so. Oh, but Bobby needs so many things. A pony and lots of clothes and he eats so much. Then, of course, he'll grow up and you'll send him to school and to college...
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Follows The Gold Diggers (1923) See more »


Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Copyright 1929 by M. Witmark & Sons.
Sung by Nick Lucas
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A Very Sad Loss
15 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently purchased the newly released 3-disc DVD set of Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer." One of the extras was of found excerpts of the otherwise lost "Gold Diggers of Broadway." I had seen other musicals from 1929/30 era which all had a cumbersome, boring execution in style and musical presentation before the snap of Busby Berkeley breathed life into the musical. I fully expected the cumbersome quality in this excerpt. I was stunned at how wonderfully entertaining the number talented these different dancers were to say nothing of the energy involved including the delivery in the available bits of dialog. Everyone seemed to be having genuine fun. I also enjoyed the ballet sequence although my guess is that fewer people might appreciate that sequence. The female ballet dancers were very beautiful in it. The quality of these excerpts adds to the tragedy of "Gold Diggers of Broadway" being a lost film. Other lost films have been found. We can only hope that will be the case here.

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