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Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Jerry Lamar
... Stephen Lee
... Mabel
... Ann Collins
... Eleanor
... Wally
Nick Lucas ... Nick
... Violet
... Blake
... Cissy Gray
... Dance Director
... Barney Barnett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Sadie the Maid
... Stage Manager
Gertrude Short ... Topsy
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Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

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Girls! Songs! Dances! COLOR! See more »

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30 August 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brodvejske kopacice zlata  »

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1.37 : 1
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This was Warner Bros.' second 'All Talking, All Singing, All Color' musical feature, the first having been On with the Show! (1929). See more »

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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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Remade as Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

What Will I Do Without You
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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 See 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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