Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

In this version of Avery Hopwood's theatrical war-horse The Golddiggers of Broadway, showgirls Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, and Aline McMahon attempt to find financial backing for the new show planned by producer Ned Sparks. Songwriter… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 27, 1933
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2006
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The movie thrives and survives on Berkeley's genius; for all his spectacular theatrical flair, he's a sociobiologist in rhythm.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Busby Berkeley's imaginatively-staged numbers steal the show; fun to watch, even today.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

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Fernando F. Croce

The Depression as a period of artists in suspension, Busby Berkeley to the rescue

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Deliciously maddening extravaganza Depression-era Broadway musical.

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Emanuel Levy

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."

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

We're still in the money watching this Depression era classic.

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Carlos Magalh„es
A politically engaged (and very funny) musical that reflects the historical context to which it belongs and, clearly in favor of Roosevelt's New Deal, uses… More
Steven Carrier
"Gold-Diggers of 1933" is a sassy, charming Depression era musical. With feisty and funny performances from it's female cast and some dazzling… More
Kristijonas Fussman
Tastefully shot, playfully acted, and immaculately staged, this Depression-Era musical features a humorous and lighthearted script as well as some rather… More
Ken Stachnik
I wasn't as crazy about Gold Diggers 33' as I was about Dames, but it's still a lot of fun. Berkley still feels like he's really coming into… More
Spencer S.
Another beautiful film from the ingenious Busby Berkely, Gold Diggers is just as much about the social history of the United States during the Great Depression… More
Aj V
A classic movie, if you love old musicals and comedies, this is a must see. The movie has a lot of great stars, and they are really funny in this movie… More