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Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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

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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

Grace Hayle is an actress in studio records playing "Mrs. Fry," but she was not seen in the movie. See more »

Goofs

At the conclusion of the "white piano" number when all the pianos magically move together to form a single large rectangle, the movements of the dancer's gown betrays the fact that this was achieved by running the film backwards. See more »

Quotes

Humbolt Prentiss: Arline, I've broken the news to Mother.
Arline Davis: What did she say?
Humbolt Prentiss: She started throwing things at me. Oh, that's alright. She always does. It's a very good sign for us.
Arline Davis: In other words, she didn't really disapprove or she'd have shot you.
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Connections

Follows Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Dagger Dance
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed during rehearsal by the show's cast
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A Visual Masterpiece
27 September 2000 | by TexasguySee all my reviews

I make no apologies for saying that Busby Berkeley's incredible sequence to "The Lullaby of Broadway" is one of the most beautiful, chilling, and exuberant moments in the history of American cinema. Not only is the number amazing from a visual standpoint, but is a fantastic illustration of urban isolationism, and attitudes of "The Great Depression." Dreamlike and hypnotic, the song easily seduces the moviegoer as its short character study takes flight, then leaves its viewers in a bizarre state of discomfort as its story takes an abrupt and disturbing turn. I know it's cliched, but they really don't make 'em quite like this anymore!


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