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Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  30 August 1929 (USA)
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Jerry Lamar
Conway Tearle ...
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Mabel
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Eleanor
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Wally
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Albert Gran ...
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Julia Swayne Gordon ...
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In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #3070, Conway Tearle acts as master of ceremonies, while other members of the cast do 'bits'. See more »

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[last lines]
Mabel: I... I am... I... Oh, damn it, I forgot my second line!
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Followed by Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) See more »

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And Still They Fall in Love
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Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Copyright 1929 by M. Witmark & Sons
Sung by Nancy Welford
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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 was....how 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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