Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)





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Movie Info

The pedestrian storyline of this film concerns a fancy New England hotel, where the underpaid staff is totally dependent on tips. Desk clerk Dick Curtis, a medical student with a gift for singing, falls in love with Amy Prentiss, daughter of tight-fisted guest Mathilda Prentiss.

Rating: G (adult situations)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Manuel Seff, Peter Milne, Warren B. Duff, Richard Maibaum, George Haight
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 21, 2006
Warner Bros. Pictures


as Dick Curtis

as Amy Prentiss

as Mrs. Mathilda Prenti...

as Nicoleff

as Betty Hawes

as Louis Lamson

as Arline Davis

as Humboldt Prentiss

as T. Mosely Thorpe

as Tap Dancer

as Norma Parry

as J.J. Hobart

as Boop Oglethorpe

as Mory Wethered

as John Huge

as Irene

as Andy Callahan

as Chairman at Insuranc...

as Lucille Bailey

as Dr. Warshoff

as Dr. McDuffy

as Dr. Henry

as Dr. Bell

as Drunken Salesman

as Verna

as Conductor

as Girl

as Reginald

as Stage Manager
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Critic Reviews for Gold Diggers of 1935

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

The airiness of this film is the result of hard, focused work... It's not high art, but it's about as impressively disciplined as filmmaking craftsmanship can get.

Full Review… | May 17, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

If Gold Diggers of 1935 wasn't quite up to its predecessor, it's probably the fault of the newly enforced Production Code.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This second musical in the Gold Diggers series is vastly entertaining due to Busby Berkeley's production numbers, including the Oscar-winning song Lullaby of Broadway.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012

For the most part a smashing spectacle.

Full Review… | March 6, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Gold Diggers of 1935


Not as good as the trifecta of Busby Berkeley (that would be Gold Diggers, Footlight Parade, and 42nd Street), but it's worth watching for the obligatory big musical number at the end. Victor Moore can be quite charming when he wants to be.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

Like most of these films it's pinned to a silly plot about a skinflint millionairess, a scene stealing Alice Brady, and various people who surround and try to make a couple of bucks off her. The real star here is the musical numbers brilliantly staged by Busby Berkeley, the justly famous Lullaby of Broadway is both fantastic and chilling.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Somewhat better than I expected. This isn't just a song and elaborate dance musical, which was what I expected, but it's got a funny story about a mother who is trying to marry off her daughter to this rich guy, who's a bit crazy actually, but she falls in love with another guy while they're on vacation or something. Oh, and the cast they list on here isn't right, this movie does star Dick Powell, but also it stars: Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady, Hugh Herbert, and Glenda Farrell.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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