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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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Complete credited cast:
Ann Prentiss
Mrs. Prentiss
T. Mosley Thorpe
Glenda Farrell ...
Betty Hawes
Humbolt Prentiss
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Louis Lamson
Dorothy Dare ...
Arline Davis
Wini Shaw ...
Winny (as Winifred Shaw)


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 <>

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15 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aranyásók 1935-ben  »

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The telegram Mosley is shown says that the resort is in New Hampshire. See more »


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 »


T. Mosley Thorpe: My mood for writing is completely gone. My brain is more fogged than ever.
Ann Prentiss: You said it.
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Featured in Three Cheers for the Girls (1943) See more »


The Shadows of Yesterday's Stars
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played in the hotel room after Mrs. Prentiss tips the bell boys
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Busby Berkeley at his surreal best.
18 August 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In 1935 with the country in the midst of the Depression this kind of escapist entertainment is just what the public wanted. And the studio best equipped to give it to them was Warner Brothers.

The Brothers gave complete creative control to Busby Berkeley having him direct the whole film instead of just the musical numbers. And the talented Mr. Berkeley hit one big home run with this.

Back during the late sixties when the nostalgia craze was going on Warner Brothers re-released this and Footlight Parade back in the cinema. It was quite the treat for me to see this first on the silver screen as it was for my parents and grandparents.

You never worry about plot or story in these films, they're just an excuse to plant musical numbers in the film. What plot there is involves tightfisted dowager Alice Brady both financing a charity show at a favorite summer resort hotel of her's. She's brought her two children along, the beautiful Gloria Stuart and the idiot drunken son Frank McHugh.

She's worried about some gigolo sweeping Stuart away as so many women have done with McHugh so she hires hotel clerk/medical school student Dick Powell to escort her. I think you can figure out the rest.

But we also have from the Warner's stock company Hugh Herbert as another eccentric millionaire staying there and goldigging stenographer Glenda Farrell and Dorothy Dare a goldigging clerk who respectively land their intended targets.

But borrowed from his usual haunts at MGM is Adolphe Menjou who steals the acting honors in a scenery chewing performance as a hammy Russian theatrical director who's a deadbeat chiseler as well. This film should be watched for him alone.

Harry Warren and Al Dubin contributed three songs for this film. Dick Powell sings The Words are in my Heart and I'm Going Shopping With you. But the real hit song was done by Wini Shaw in the huge production finale. I'm speaking of Lullaby of Broadway which won the second Best Song Oscar given out. it's Busby Berkeley at his surreal best.

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