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Release Date:
30 August 1929 (USA) See more »
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Girls! Songs! Dances! Color!
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Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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

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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 »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A Very Sad Loss, 15 February 2008
Author: skybar20-1 from United States

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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