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Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 30 August 1929 (USA)
Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Avery Hopwood (play), Robert Lord (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nancy Welford ... Jerry Lamar
Conway Tearle ... Stephen Lee
Winnie Lightner ... Mabel
Ann Pennington ... Ann Collins
Lilyan Tashman ... Eleanor
William Bakewell ... Wally
Nick Lucas Nick Lucas ... Nick
Helen Foster ... Violet
Albert Gran ... Blake
Julia Swayne Gordon ... Cissy Gray
Lee Moran ... Dance Director
Armand Kaliz ... Barney Barnett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louise Beavers ... Sadie the Maid
Neely Edwards ... Stage Manager
Gertrude Short ... Topsy
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Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

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Once in a Life-Time a Show Like this comes Along! (Print Ad- Virden Recorder, ((Virden, Ills.)) 28 November 1929) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Trivia

Four sound discs and one sound reel and trailer sound disc plus excerpts are held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives. The excerpts are also featured on a MGM/UA (Turner) release called the dawn of sound which a copy is held in the Library of Congress. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Lee: Oh, Jerry, I love you. I love you very much! Won't you please marry me?
Jerry Lamar: Lookout, Uncle Steve. You don't know what you're letting yourself in for. There's quite a family of us. There's mother and Bobby.
Stephen Lee: Bobby?
Jerry Lamar: Bobby's my little brother. He lives with mother. Just five, Uncle Steve. I've always looked after him and I must keep on doing so. Oh, but Bobby needs so many things. A pony and lots of clothes and he eats so much. Then, of course, he'll grow up and you'll send him to school and to college ...
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Connections

Referenced in The Founder (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Mechanical Man
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Copyright 1929 by M. Witmark & Sons.
Sung by Winnie Lightner
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a 10 out of 10 because of its value
28 April 2009 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

this film is lost! well... partially lost, it is. so how do I know Gold Diggers of Broadway? thanks to the wonderful invention of the DVD (in this case the Busby Berkeley Collection Volume 2). It had the song 'Tip Toe through the Tulips' and the song of the climax of the movie.

the last weeks, I've been repeating the song 'Tip Toe through the Tulips' in my head. why? because I saw the fantastic trailer of Jack Smith's 'Flaming Creatures' on the music of the song mentioned before. however, that song is not in the movie (Flaming Creatures) itself. so I returned home very sad and I searched the net on the song (many times I found the version of the song sung by Tiny Tim - a revelation in fact).

but now I bought vol2 of Busby Berkeley and on the DVD of Gold Diggers of 1937 it was one of the extra's. what a beautiful extra this is! probably the best performed version of the song. wasn't Berkeley one of the crew members? it does have some of the known Berkeley factors, like the opening roses with dancers/singers in.

it's really a shame this movie is lost and I certainly hope one day somebody will find a secret place with all lost films ever made. in the hidden vault of Jack Warner perhaps (just joking)?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brodvejske kopacice zlata See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,537,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,648,060
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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