Gold Diggers of 1933 Overview:

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Raymond Griffith, Jack L. Warner and Robert Lord.

Gold Diggers of 1933 was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2003.

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THE UNEMPLOYMENT BLOGATHON: Gold Diggers of 1933

on Oct 4, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlogII is hosting The Unemployment Blogathon. We've all been there, and so have the movies. Check out how many right HERE. The Warner Brothers Studio output in the early 1930s had a gritty and realistic touch that extended from their crime pictures and dramas to their mu... Read full article


Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 26, 2019 From 4 Star Films

With the opening number “We’re In The Money,” this musical sticks it to The Great Depression and gives their audience a respite from the poverty waiting outside the theater doors. The tone is set as Ginger Rogers, surrounded by rows of scantily clad coin-covered women, sings out on... Read full article


The Sexy GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 “Sequel” You Haven’t Seen

By Will McKinley on May 15, 2015 From Cinematically Insane

Even if you don?t like old movies you?ve probably heard of GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933. The Warner Bros. musical about sassy showgirls and their in-the-money beaus has become iconic, thanks in part to lampoons in Preston Sturges? SULLIVAN?S TRAVELS (where it?s verbally parodied as ANTS IN YOUR PLANTS OF 19... Read full article


The Depression Satire, Gold Diggers of 1933

By Judy on Jan 11, 2015 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

What does the term gold digger really mean, in the context of the Depression? Today we think of Kanye?s gold digger; buying gold and liposuction, maybe holding a lap dog and wearing furs; not a showgirl escaping destitution. For a musical, Gold Diggers of 1933 is surprisingly earnest, managing to bo... Read full article


The Depression Satire, Gold Diggers of 1933

By Judy on Jan 11, 2015 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

What does the term gold digger really mean, in the context of the Depression? Today we think of Kanye?s gold digger; buying gold and liposuction, maybe holding a lap dog and wearing furs; not a showgirl escaping destitution. For a musical, Gold Diggers of 1933 is surprisingly earnest, managing to bo... Read full article


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Quotes from

Barney Hopkins: Who are you?
The Kentucky Hillbillies: The Kentucky Hillbillies.
Barney Hopkins: Who?
The Kentucky Hillbillies: The Kentucky Hillbillies.
Kentucky Hillbilly #1: Singing!
Kentucky Hillbilly #2: Dancing!
Kentucky Hillbilly #3: Music!
Kentucky Hillbilly #4: Wisecracks!
Barney Hopkins: Do you know Your Old Kentucky Home?
The Kentucky Hillbillies: You said it!
Barney Hopkins: Scram right back there! Your old mammy is waiting for ya.
The Kentucky Hillbillies: We get it.


Barney Hopkins: It's all about the Depression.
Carol King: We won't have to rehearse that.


Trixie Lorraine: Isn't there going to be any comedy in the show?
Barney Hopkins: Oh, plenty! The gay side, the hard-boiled side, the cynical and funny side of the depression! I'll make 'em laugh at you starving to death, honey. It'll be the funniest thing you ever did.


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Facts about

Various people, including director Mervyn LeRoy and choreographer Busby Berkeley, have claimed credit for Ginger Rogers' pig-Latin rendition of "We're in the Money". In her autobiography, Rogers gives the credit to then Warner Bros executive Darryl F. Zanuck.
The musical numbers were added to the film after it was already finished due to the enormous success of Busby Berkeley's routines in 42nd Street.
At 5:55 PM PST on March 10, 1933, the Long Beach earthquake hit southern California, measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale. When the earthquake hit, Busby Berkeley was filming the "Shadow Waltz" dance sequence on a sound stage on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank. The earthquake caused a blackout on the sound stage and short-circuited some of the neon-tubed violins. Berkeley was almost thrown from a camera boom, and dangled by one hand until he could pull himself back up. Since many of the chorus girls in the dance number were on a 30-foot-high scaffold, Berkeley yelled for them to sit down and wait until the stage hands and technicians could open the sound stage doors and let in some light.
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Gold Diggers of 1933

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