Gold Diggers of 1933
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The second talkie version of the Avery Hopwood's theatrical war-horse The Golddiggers of Broadway, Gold Diggers of 1933 was the second of three back-to-back 1933 Warner Bros. musicals benefiting from the genius of Busby Berkeley. The basic plot is retained from the Hopwood play: Showgirls Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Aline McMahon attempt to find financial backing for the new show planned by producer Ned Sparks. Songwriter Dick Powell, an incognito man of wealth, offers to put up the money, a fact that brings down the wrath of his older brother Warren William, who despises show folk.… More
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"The movie thrives and survives on Berkeley's genius; for all his spectacular theatrical flair, he's a sociobiologist in rhythm."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Deliciously maddening extravaganza Depression-era Broadway musical."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A seminal, vastly entertaining musical of the early Depression era and a showcase of the eccentric genius of Busby Berkeley in highlights like "We're in the Money.""
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"We're still in the money watching this Depression era classic."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Busby Berkeley's imaginatively-staged numbers steal the show; fun to watch, even today."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"A fabulously fast-paced cynical comedy in which the straight parts of the movie are -- for a change -- nearly the equal in quality to the musical numbers."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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