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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)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)

Did You Know?

Four sound discs and one sound reel and trailer sound disc plus excerpts are held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives. The excerpts are also featured on a MGM/UA (Turner) release called the dawn of sound which a copy is held in the Library of Congress.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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
a 10 out of 10 because of its value, 28 April 2009
Author: mrdonleone from belgium

this film is lost! well... partially lost, it is. so how do I know Gold Diggers of Broadway? thanks to the wonderful invention of the DVD (in this case the Busby Berkeley Collection Volume 2). It had the song 'Tip Toe through the Tulips' and the song of the climax of the movie.

the last weeks, I've been repeating the song 'Tip Toe through the Tulips' in my head. why? because I saw the fantastic trailer of Jack Smith's 'Flaming Creatures' on the music of the song mentioned before. however, that song is not in the movie (Flaming Creatures) itself. so I returned home very sad and I searched the net on the song (many times I found the version of the song sung by Tiny Tim - a revelation in fact).

but now I bought vol2 of Busby Berkeley and on the DVD of Gold Diggers of 1937 it was one of the extra's. what a beautiful extra this is! probably the best performed version of the song. wasn't Berkeley one of the crew members? it does have some of the known Berkeley factors, like the opening roses with dancers/singers in.

it's really a shame this movie is lost and I certainly hope one day somebody will find a secret place with all lost films ever made. in the hidden vault of Jack Warner perhaps (just joking)?

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