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Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

G  |   |  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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15 March 1935 (USA)  »

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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

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: Well, when did I never pay you?
Schultz: The same time you never paid everybody else.
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: Hot Lips Is Back in Town (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby of Broadway
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Wini Shaw and ensemble during the show
Danced by Ramon & Rosita and ensemble during the show
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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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