Gold Diggers of 1937

Overview

Those beautiful Busby Berkeley babes are back at work, seeking financial backing for a Broadway show. Salvation comes from a meek hypochondriac Victor Moore who'd rather the girls get his insurance money than his murderous business partners. Dick Powell isn't the male star of the show, but does show up as a glib insurance agent. A lesser but still enjoyable entry in Warners' Gold Diggers musical series, Gold Diggers of 1937 is very much a mixed bag. For every topnotch number like "With Plenty of Money and You," ...
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Overview

Those beautiful Busby Berkeley babes are back at work, seeking financial backing for a Broadway show. Salvation comes from a meek hypochondriac Victor Moore who'd rather the girls get his insurance money than his murderous business partners. Dick Powell isn't the male star of the show, but does show up as a glib insurance agent. A lesser but still enjoyable entry in Warners' Gold Diggers musical series, Gold Diggers of 1937 is very much a mixed bag. For every topnotch number like "With Plenty of Money and You," there's an excruciating experience like the "military" finale "All's Fair in Love and War."
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Special Features

Technicolor historical short The Romance of Louisiana; Classic cartoons Plenty of Money and You and Speaking of the Weather; 2 excerpts from 1929's Gold Diggers of Broadway; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • UPC: 883929002924
  • Original Release: 1936
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Remastered / Full Frame
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,089

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dick Powell Rosmer Peck
Joan Blondell Norma Parry
Victor Moore J.J. Hobart
Glenda Farrell Genevieve Larkin
Lee Dixon Boop Oglethorpe
Osgood Perkins Morty Wethered
Rosalind Marquis Sally
Charles D. Brown Hugo
Irene Ware Irene
Olin Howland Dr. MacDuffy
Charles Halton Dr. Bell
Paul Irving Dr. Warshof
Harry C. Bradley Dr. Henry
Joseph Crehan Chairman at Insurance Convention
Susan Fleming Lucille Bailey
Iris Adrian Verna
Sheila Bromley
Irene Colman
Virginia Dabney
Gordon Hart White
Naomi Judge
Shirley Lloyd
Adolphe Menjou
Wedgewood Nowell Penfield
Tom Ricketts Reginald
Cliff Saum Conductor
Myrtle Stedman
Gloria Stuart
Fred "Snowflake" Toones Snowflake
Marjorie Weaver
Pat West Drunken Salesman
Lois Lindsey
William B. Davidson Andy Callahan
Jane Wyman Bit Part
Technical Credits
Lloyd Bacon Director
Earl W. Baldwin Producer
Busby Berkeley Choreography
Warren B. Duff Screenwriter
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
George Haight Screenwriter
Richard Maibaum Screenwriter
Tom Richards Editor
Hal B. Wallis Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gold Diggers of 1937
1. Plenty of Credits. [1:28]
2. Life Insurance Song. [3:31]
3. Jolly Maids to Gold Diggers. [3:36]
4. Getting Acquainted. [4:38]
5. Close Shave. [3:33]
6. Zip For Insurance. [2:57]
7. Speaking of the Weather: Song. [4:12]
8. Gen's Referral. [4:34]
9. JJ's Jitters. [3:28]
10. Million-Dollar Policy. [4:23]
11. Signed Like a Baby. [3:50]
12. With Plenty of Money and You. [3:03]
13. Medical Exam Jam. [4:06]
14. Bum Ticker, Passing Grade. [3:22]
15. Death of the Party. [4:12]
16. Life Begins at 59. [3:54]
17. Let's Put Our Heads Together. [3:36]
18. Speaking of the Weather: Dance. [3:05]
19. Pooled Resources. [2:36]
20. Debutante Gen. [6:04]
21. Ideas About the Show. [2:44]
22. Sickening Truth. [3:34]
23. Rallying the Troupe. [3:18]
24. Money and Matrimony [4:51]
25. All's Fair in Love and War. [11:32]
26. Cast List. [:27]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Gold Diggers of 1937
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      The Romance of Louisiana
      Plenty of Money and You
      Speaking of the Weather
      Gold Diggers of Broadway Excerpts
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Fran├žais
      Subtitles: Off
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