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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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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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Aranyásók 1935-ben  »

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Wini Shaw's recording of "Lullaby Of Broadway" was an unlikely hit in Britain in 1976. 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 »

Quotes

Nicoleff: This place is very good for my liver.
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Follows The Gold Diggers (1923) 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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Busby Berkeley's finest hour
23 March 1999 | by (Elmhurst, IL.) – See all my reviews

While the stars of this film Dick Powell,Gloria Stuart,Adolphe Menjou And the vocal by Wini Shaw all were very good, it was Busby Berkeley's film.Many say it was his finest effort, and stands alone today.His production number "Lullaby of Broadway" will never be duplicated again. There were over 100 dancers that took part in it with absolute precision,none of them ever missed a step.Hollywood could not produce such a film today, the talent is just not there. And Dick Powell and Gloria Stuart had a cute little number, in "I'm going shopping with you". The other production number "The words are in my heart" with 56 miniature pianos also great.


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