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Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

De Leon Anthony (titles), Avery Hopwood (play) | 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 Gertrude Short ... Topsy
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Storyline

Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

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backstage | See All (1) »

Taglines:

MARVELOUS MOVIE ACHIEVEMENT RELEASES THE IMPRISONED COLORS OF LAVISH NATURE (Print ad- Evening Record,((Ellensburg, Wash.)) 5 December 1929) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brodvejske kopacice zlata See more »

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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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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #3438-3448 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

Followed by Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Go to Bed
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Copyright 1929 by M. Witmark & Sons
Sung by Nick Lucas
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A Very Sad Loss
15 February 2008 | by skybar20-1See all my reviews

I recently purchased the newly released 3-disc DVD set of Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer." One of the extras was of found excerpts of the otherwise lost "Gold Diggers of Broadway." I had seen other musicals from 1929/30 era which all had a cumbersome, boring execution in style and musical presentation before the snap of Busby Berkeley breathed life into the musical. I fully expected the cumbersome quality in this excerpt. I was stunned at how wonderfully entertaining the number was....how talented these different dancers were to say nothing of the energy involved including the delivery in the available bits of dialog. Everyone seemed to be having genuine fun. I also enjoyed the ballet sequence although my guess is that fewer people might appreciate that sequence. The female ballet dancers were very beautiful in it. The quality of these excerpts adds to the tragedy of "Gold Diggers of Broadway" being a lost film. Other lost films have been found. We can only hope that will be the case here.


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