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Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 15 March 1935 (USA)
Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer.

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Nicolai Nicoleff
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Ann Prentiss
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Mrs. Prentiss
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T. Mosley Thorpe
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Betty Hawes
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Humbolt Prentiss
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Schultz
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Louis Lamson
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Arline Davis
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Winny Shaw (as Winifred Shaw)
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Storyline

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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Aranyásók 1935-ben  »

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Trivia

About half way through the production piece "The Words Are in My Heart," one can see men's legs underneath the pianos, explaining how the pianos are moving. See more »

Goofs

At the conclusion of the "white piano" number when all the pianos magically move together to form a single large rectangle, the movements of the dancer's gown betrays the fact that this was achieved by running the film backwards. See more »

Quotes

Winny: Remind me after the show to slap your face.
Nicoleff: Nicoleff never forgets.
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Connections

Followed by Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Le cygne (The Swan)
(1845) (uncredited)
From "Carnival of the Animals"
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
Played during rehearsal when the cast is on the floor imitating swans
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of course the plot is trite
26 July 2006 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Who cares if this plot has been seen before, and/or how many times? There is pure magic in this film, and the magic is the production number, "LULLABY OF Broadway". This picture deserves classic status for that number. It starts with the very affecting voice of a woman singing right to the audience. We are treated to an elderly Fred-and-Ginger type of dancing which, in spite of the ages of the dancers, is one of the smoothest, slickest, thrillingly romantic dance sequences you'll ever see. Then there is the tippy, tappy magic of ALL those dancers, tapping their way onto the screen. There is no better production number ever to appear in any movie. (I am allowed exaggeration; I am Sicilian). Do yourself a great favor and see this dance number.


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