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Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  15 March 1935 (USA)
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In a luxury hotel stage director Nicoleff stages a show to get the money to pay his bills. Mrs. Prentiss, who is backing the show wants her daughter Ann to marry the millionaire T. Mosely ... See full summary »

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Dick Curtis
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Nicoleff
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Ann Prentiss
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Mrs. Prentiss
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T. Mosley Thorpe
Glenda Farrell ...
Betty Hawes
Frank McHugh ...
Humbolt Prentiss
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Schultz
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Louis Lamson
Dorothy Dare ...
Arline Davis
Wini Shaw ...
Winny (as Winifred Shaw)
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In a luxury hotel stage director Nicoleff stages a show to get the money to pay his bills. Mrs. Prentiss, who is backing the show wants her daughter Ann to marry the millionaire T. Mosely Thorpe, but Ann falls in love with Dick Curtis, while Dick's girl friend marries Ann's brother Humbolt. But the hotel secretary Betty knows a way to avoid dificulties with old Mrs. Prentiss. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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15 March 1935 (USA)  »

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Aranyásók 1935-ben  »

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Although she is sometimes credited with being the contralto co-dubbing Joan Blondell in the "Remember My Forgotten Man" number, writer Miles Kreuger states in the November 1975 issue of "Films in Review" that Anderson denied to him that she sang in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where many people pay 25 dollars each for tickets to the charity musical (59:10 into the film) the money being paid is very clearly in pesos. In fact, each of the top bills clearly states 'Vente Pesos' and are obviously not American bills. Yet, all the dialog keeps referring to 'dollars' and there is no indication that Lake Waxapahachie, where the resort is located, is anything but an American resort. See more »

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T. Mosley Thorpe: Snuff is nothing to be sneezed at.
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: Hot Lips Is Back in Town (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung briefly by Glenda Farrell
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1930s Kitsch
6 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this one on TCM the other night.

Good music, lots of beautiful girls and an inane plot, humorously acted out by a talented cast. What more could anyone ask for? This is what the "movies" were all about when life outside the theater was in the middle of the Great Depression. You might be making 25 bucks a week and probably forked over a quarter to see this picture. For your money you were able to forget your troubles as you watched the Busby Berkeley dance numbers and listened to the tunes of Harry Warren and Al Dubin. Not a bad deal then and still enjoyable now on cable, video or DVD.

It seems to me that the actors of that era had more talent than most of those plying the craft these days. I also like the cast introductions, common to the era, showing a brief moment from the film, portraying the introduced in a flattering way. Style and class unfortunately seem to be in short supply in most films of the present era which has become much more concerned with finding new ways to shock or offend us as they happily take our money (9 bucks?).

Sure, there were better examples of the 1930s musical genre but this one really ain't all that bad. You could do worse than sit down and watch.


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