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Lawyer Fanuel H. Peabody (Guy Kibbee) enjoys a little tease from torch singer Carol King (Joan Blondell).
Lawyer Fanuel H. Peabody (Guy Kibbee) enjoys a little tease from torch singer Carol King (Joan Blondell).
Chorus girls doing a provocative number staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley
Chorus girls doing a provocative number staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley
Carol (Joan Blondell) and J. Lawrence Bradford (Warren William) develop an amorous relationship over cocktails.
Carol (Joan Blondell) and J. Lawrence Bradford (Warren William) develop an amorous relationship over cocktails.

Thumbnail for Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 81
Notable as: Musical comedyGenre: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Musical comedy, Musical DramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 96 - 97 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Mervyn LeRoy, Busby BerkeleyScreenwriter: David Boehm, Avery HopwoodMusic: Harry WarrenCinematography: Sol PolitoStars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ned Sparks, Ginger Rogers, Busby Berkeley, Ferdinand Gottschalk Producer: Jack WarnerStudio: Warner Bros.Awards won: National Film RegistryAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Sound MixingAward details: (details at IMDb)
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Gold Diggers of 1933 is a pre-code Warner Bros. musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy with songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. It stars Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, and features Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks and Ginger Rogers. The story is based on the play The Gold Diggers by Avery Hopwood, which ran for 282 performances on Broadway in 1919 and 1920. The play was made into a silent film in 1923 by David Belasco, the producer of the Broadway play, as The Gold Diggers, starring Hope Hampton and Wyndham Standing, and again as a talkie in 1929, directed by Roy Del Ruth. That film, Gold Diggers of Broadway, which starred Nancy Welford and Conway Tearle, was the biggest box office hit of that year, and Gold Diggers of 1933 was one of the top grossing films of 1933. This version of Hopwood's play was written by James Seymour and Erwin S. Gelsey, with additional dialogue by David Boehm and Ben Markson. In 2003, Gold Diggers of 1933 was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


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