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Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 15 March 1935 (USA)
Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer.

Director:

Busby Berkeley

Writers:

Manuel Seff (screen play), Peter Milne (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Dick Curtis
Adolphe Menjou ... Nicolai Nicoleff
Gloria Stuart ... Ann Prentiss
Alice Brady ... Mrs. Prentiss
Hugh Herbert ... T. Mosley Thorpe
Glenda Farrell ... Betty Hawes
Frank McHugh ... Humbolt Prentiss
Joseph Cawthorn ... Schultz
Grant Mitchell ... Louis Lamson
Dorothy Dare ... Arline Davis
Wini Shaw ... Winny Shaw (as Winifred Shaw)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aranyásók 1935-ben See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

About half way through the production piece "The Words Are in My Heart," one can see men's legs underneath the pianos, explaining how the pianos are moving. See more »

Goofs

When Dick and Ann are on the lake, we see a full moon. Ann claims to see "millions" of stars, which cannot be done under the brightness of a full moon. See more »

Quotes

Winny: Remind me after the show to slap your face.
Nicoleff: Nicoleff never forgets.
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Connections

References Rhapsody in Two Languages (1934) 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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Busby Berkeley's finest hour
23 March 1999 | by george-85See all my reviews

While the stars of this film Dick Powell,Gloria Stuart,Adolphe Menjou And the vocal by Wini Shaw all were very good, it was Busby Berkeley's film.Many say it was his finest effort, and stands alone today.His production number "Lullaby of Broadway" will never be duplicated again. There were over 100 dancers that took part in it with absolute precision,none of them ever missed a step.Hollywood could not produce such a film today, the talent is just not there. And Dick Powell and Gloria Stuart had a cute little number, in "I'm going shopping with you". The other production number "The words are in my heart" with 56 miniature pianos also great.


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