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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:

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 ... Topsy
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Storyline

Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

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Plot Keywords:

backstage | See All (1) »

Taglines:

BANKERS, BROKERS, BOOBS PRODUCE "PAY DIRT" FOR SIRENS OF THE NIGHT (Print ad- Gazette and Bulletin, ((Williamsport, Penna.)) 24 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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,537,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,648,060
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Adapted from a Broadway play "The Gold Diggers". The original stage production opened on Sept. 30, 1919 at the Lyceum Theatre in New York and ran for 282 performances. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Lamar: Uncle Steve, you are wonderful!
Stephen Lee: Jerry, last night when I was in a somewhat toodle-loo condition, I said several things. I distinctly remember saying one thing. i asked you to marry me. I see now that I was a little hasty and I wish to apologize.
Jerry Lamar: Why should you apologize if you didn't mean it?
Stephen Lee: What makes you think I didn't mean it?
Jerry Lamar: I've been told that a man doesn't mean anything he says after 2 AM, when he's toodle-loo.
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Connections

Remake of The Gold Diggers (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Copyright 1929 by M. Witmark & Sons.
Sung by Nick Lucas
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What survives of Gold Diggers of Broadway was a fascinating find to me
1 December 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Except for two clips that are on The Jazz Singer DVD, this movie is lost. One of them begins with a man and a young woman who calls him uncle but is being proposed marriage. Then it's a big finale with many men in top hats and tails and a couple of acrobats doing somersaults. The screen then goes black but the surviving audio continues. The other surviving sequence has a bunch of ballerinas performing on stage with swans in a pond at the end. All this was in two-strip color. It was all fascinating to watch and hear. Since I'm not so sure the entire movie will ever be found, I'm reviewing this now and giving my rating which you'll see above. So on that note, those surviving Gold Diggers of Broadway clips were sure fascinating to watch.


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