Gold Diggers Of 1937 (1936)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by , based on the play Sweet Mystery of Life by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

 stars in this pedestrian “Let’s put on a show” musical, one of the many choreographed by Busby Berkeley to entertain Depression-era audiences.  wants to put on a new Broadway musical revue, having no idea that his partners have actually lost all their money to gambling. A bungled attempt to pull an insurance scam is the main motivation to get the show on, and oh boy what a show! The Berkeley-directed Gold Diggers of 1935 is highly superior.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Dance Direction (“Love and War”)

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