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


A Tribute to “The Shadow Waltz” from Gold Diggers of 1933

By Angela on Apr 25, 2014 From Hollywood Revue

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Busby Berkeley musical numbers. ?“42nd Street,” “We’re in the Money,” “By a Waterfall,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” I just can’t tear myself away from the TV if one of his numbers is playing. ?Pi... 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.


Trixie Lorraine: "Fanny" is Faneul H. Peabody, just the kind of man I've been looking for, lots of money and no resistance.


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

The play "The Gold Diggers" by Avery Hopwood opened at the Lyceum Theatre in New York on 30 September 1919 and closed in June 1920 after 282 performances. The opening night cast included Ina Claire and Lilyan Tashman.
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.
Cut from the release print was Ginger Rogers' version of "I've Got to Sing a Torch Song" (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin), warbled atop a white piano in a nightclub, where she can be spotted briefly in a long shot of the orchestra. Ginger's prerecording still exists.
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Gold Diggers of 1933

Released 1933
Inducted 2003
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