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Gold Diggers of Broadway
| Conrad Tearle and Nancy Welford.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Color : 101 minutes
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Cast: Nancy Welford [Jerry La Marr], Conrad Tearle [Stephen Lee], Winnie Lightner [Mabel], Ann Pennington [Ann Collins], Lilyan Tashman [Eleanor], William Bakewell [Wally], Nick Lukas [Nick], Helen Foster [Violet], Albert Gran [Blake], Julia Swayne Gordon [Cissy Gray], Lee Moran [the dance director], Armand Kaliz [Barney Barnett], Louise Beavers [Sadie, the maid], Neely Edwards [the stage manager], Gertrude Short [Topsy], Noah Beery Jr. [stage boy], George Raft [a dancer], Helen Johnson (Judith Wood)
Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / From a story adaptation by Robert Lord of the musical play The Gold Diggers by Avery Hopwood. Production design by Joseph Urban. Costume design by Earl Luick. Music composed by Joseph Burke + [David Mendoza and Alois Reiser]. Dance and stage presentations by Larry Ceballos. Assistant director, D. Ross Lederman. Technicians, Lewis Geib, F.N. Murphy, M. Paker (Max Parker) and Victor Vance. Cinematography by Ray Rennahan and Barney McGill, with second unit photography by Paul Ivano. Sound recording engineer, George R. Groves. Intertitles by De Leon Anthony. Edited by William Holmes. / Released 30 August 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Technicolor two-strip color process. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / Full-sound film.
Survival Status: The film is presumed lost : Fragmentary print exists, with only two brief sequences (recovered in 1999, with the Vitaphone sound discs).
Keywords: Color cinematography - Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 5 October 2009.
References: Film viewing : Basten-Technicolor p. 170; Bohn-Light p. 184; Mandelbaum-Screen pp. 110, 154 : Variety-19291106 p. 10 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.