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Gold Dust Gertie (1931)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy  |  27 June 1931 (USA)
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A gold digger (Winnie Lightner) goes after money from her ex-husbands (Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson), swimsuit salesmen now married to twins.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winnie Lightner ...
Gertrude 'Gertie' Dale
Ole Olsen ...
George Harlan (as Olsen)
Chic Johnson ...
Elmer Guthrie (as Johnson)
Dorothy Christy ...
Mabel Guthrie
Claude Gillingwater ...
John Aberdeen Arnold
Arthur Hoyt ...
Dr. Rodman Tate - the Minister
George Byron ...
Captain Osgood
Vivien Oakland ...
Lucille Harlan (as Vivienne Oakland)
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Nicholas Hautrey (as Charles Grapewin)
Charles Judels ...
Monsieur Pestalozzi
Virginia Sale ...
Secretary Modelling Skimpy Bathing Suit
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A gold digger (Winnie Lightner) goes after money from her ex-husbands (Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson), swimsuit salesmen now married to twins.

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27 June 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gold Dust Girl  »

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(Brunswick)

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On-screen credit: "Brunswick radios were used exclusively." See more »

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Gertrude 'Gertie' Dale: There's no use in trying to horse little Gertie around. I was born in Arizona and I know my ponies.
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Claude Gillingwater makes this one worth seeing.
19 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Claude Gillingwater was a bit actor who made his mark playing grouchy old guys--and he played them so well. Because he was so good at these roles, "Gold Dust Gertie" really works well.

When the film begins, you see Gertie (Winnie Lightner) marrying and subsequently divorcing a couple guys. Now, years later, these two guys (played by the popular stage comics, Olsen and Johnson) have just married sisters and are anticipating great lives working for a swim suit company. However, the old guy in charge (Gillingwater) has no idea either was previously married and they are afraid to tell him because he's such a stiff moralistic old coot. However, hiding this prior marriage is a problem since the Gertie the gold-digger comes to work for the same company...and soon she has her sights set on the boss! What's next?

For the most part, this comedy works, although there are a few lulls here and there (such as the chase scene near the end...I HATE most chase scenes) and I HATE Johnson's annoying laugh. Plus, compared to other Olsen-Johnson films (especially "Hellzapoppin"), it's awfully conventional. Still, on balance it is fun and worth your time.


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