Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ginger Rogers, Warren William (98 min).
Three broke chorus girls are desperate for work to pay the bills. A neighboring songwriter happens to be a runaway rich boy, and his stuffy Boston brother will do anything to keep him off the stage. Four exhilarating Busby Berkeley numbers, “We’re in the Money” (Ginger Rogers sings a verse in pig latin) “Pettin’ in the Park”, “The Shadow Waltz” (with its neon violins) and “Remember My Forgotten Man” are a highlight. Anita Loos, the author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, recalled a chat with a young friend during the Sexual Revolution of the 1970s. "You mean, you could get a diamond bracelet just for doing that?" said a young woman who did what an earlier generation might have called, "giving it away." 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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