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30 August 1929 (USA) See more »
Girls! Songs! Dances! COLOR!
Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nancy Welford ... Jerry Lamar

Conway Tearle ... Stephen Lee

Winnie Lightner ... Mabel

Ann Pennington ... Ann Collins

Lilyan Tashman ... Eleanor

William Bakewell ... Wally
Nick Lucas ... Nick

Helen Foster ... Violet

Albert Gran ... Blake

Julia Swayne Gordon ... Cissy Gray

Lee Moran ... Dance Director
Armand Kaliz ... Barney Barnett
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Louise Beavers ... Sadie the Maid

Neely Edwards ... Stage Manager
Gertrude Short ... Topsy

Judith Wood (as Helen Johnson)

Noah Beery Jr. ... Stage Boy (uncredited)

George Raft ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
De Leon Anthony  titles
Avery Hopwood  play "The Gold Diggers"
Robert Lord  story

Cinematography by
Barney McGill 
Ray Rennahan 
Film Editing by
William Holmes 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
D. Ross Lederman .... assistant director (as Ross Lederman)
Sound Department
George Groves .... sound recording engineer (as George R. Groves)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Ivano .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... conductor
David Mendoza .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alois Reiser .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Larry Ceballos .... dance & stage presentations
Lewis Geib .... technician
F.N. Murphy .... technician
Max Parker .... technician (as M. Parker)
Victor Vance .... technician

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101 min
Color (2-strip Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)

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Two reels survive (including the finale) and the complete soundtrack survives on Vitaphone discs.See more »
Jerry Lamar:Uncle Steve, you are wonderful!
Stephen Lee:Jerry, last night when I was in a somewhat toodle-loo condition, I said several things. I distinctly remember saying one thing. i asked you to marry me. I see now that I was a little hasty and I wish to apologize.
Jerry Lamar:Why should you apologize if you didn't mean it?
Stephen Lee:What makes you think I didn't mean it?
Jerry Lamar:I've been told that a man doesn't mean anything he says after 2 AM, when he's toodle-loo.
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What survives of Gold Diggers of Broadway was a fascinating find to me, 1 December 2012
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, LA

Except for two clips that are on The Jazz Singer DVD, this movie is lost. One of them begins with a man and a young woman who calls him uncle but is being proposed marriage. Then it's a big finale with many men in top hats and tails and a couple of acrobats doing somersaults. The screen then goes black but the surviving audio continues. The other surviving sequence has a bunch of ballerinas performing on stage with swans in a pond at the end. All this was in two-strip color. It was all fascinating to watch and hear. Since I'm not so sure the entire movie will ever be found, I'm reviewing this now and giving my rating which you'll see above. So on that note, those surviving Gold Diggers of Broadway clips were sure fascinating to watch.

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