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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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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 »

Quotes

Winny: Remind me after the show to slap your face.
Nicoleff: Nicoleff never forgets.
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: Hot Lips Is Back in Town (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Words Are in My Heart
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played during the opening photo credits and often in the score
Sung by Dick Powell during the boat scene
Also sung by Dick Powell and ensemble during the show
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A Visual Masterpiece
27 September 2000 | by (Sarah Lawrence College) – See all my reviews

I make no apologies for saying that Busby Berkeley's incredible sequence to "The Lullaby of Broadway" is one of the most beautiful, chilling, and exuberant moments in the history of American cinema. Not only is the number amazing from a visual standpoint, but is a fantastic illustration of urban isolationism, and attitudes of "The Great Depression." Dreamlike and hypnotic, the song easily seduces the moviegoer as its short character study takes flight, then leaves its viewers in a bizarre state of discomfort as its story takes an abrupt and disturbing turn. I know it's cliched, but they really don't make 'em quite like this anymore!


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