Attempting to buy off the three girls, William is placed in a compromising position by the crafty Blondell and is compelled to bankroll the musical himself. One version could be sent to , another to the , and another to the. They emerge in metal garments, which thwart the men's attempts to remove them, until Billy Barty gives Dick Powell a can opener. Brad has been very publicity-shy, because he is a member of an upper-class wealthy Boston family. Brad comes through with the money and the show goes into production, but the girls are suspicious that he must be a criminal since he is cagey about his past and will not appear in the show, even though he is clearly more talented than the aging juvenile lead Clarence Nordstrom they have hired. .
When Lawrence finds out that Brad and Polly have wed, he threatens to have the marriage annulled, but relents when Carol refuses to marry him if he does. Rogers sings one verse in. Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood. He yelled for the girls, many of whom were on a 30-foot 9. Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. Baby in 'Pettin' in the Park' Number uncredited.
Lawrence Bradford as Carol King as Trixie Lorraine as Polly Parker as Brad Roberts as Thaniel H. Lawrence decides to separate Polly and Brad by getting Polly to fall in love with him. During the number, the women get caught in a rainstorm and go behind a backlit screen to remove their wet clothes in silhouette. In an alternative ending, this scene never takes place and the film ends with the number. It features a dance by Keeler, Rogers, and many female violinists with neon-tubed violins that glow in the dark.
When his family hears what he is doing, his brother Lawrence and the family attorney Peabody come to New York, to end his relationship with Polly. It includes a from Keeler and a surreal sequence featuring actor Billy Barty as a baby who escapes from his stroller. Songwriter Dick Powell, an incognito man of wealth, offers to put up the money, a fact that brings down the wrath of his older brother Warren William, who despises show folk. On opening night Brad takes over for the juvenile lead, who is suffering from lumbago. When producer Barney Hopkins has the idea of creating a show about the Depression, the girls team up with newly-discovered songwriter Brad Roberts to make it happen. At the unglamorous apartment shared by three of the four actresses Polly, Carol, and Trixie , the producer, Barney Hopkins , is in despair because he has everything he needs to put on a show, except money.
Berkeley was almost thrown from the camera boom, dangling by one hand until he could pull himself back up. But Brad is not who he seems. Barney Hopkins is producing a new show on Broadway, but the day before it opens, the set and costumes are confiscated due to unpaid bills. This version of Hopwood's play was written by James Seymour and Erwin S. The film was made in 1933, during the and contains numerous direct references to it. Vieira, Gold Diggers of 1933 was one of the first American films made and distributed with alternative footage in order to circumvent problems. Berkeley was inspired by the May on Washington, D.
Mystery Man with Bob at Stage Door uncredited. With the resulting publicity, Brad's brother J. A still of Rogers, sitting atop a piano performing it, survives today and is shown in the book. Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. When producer Barney Hopkins has the idea of creating a show about the Depression, the girls team up with newly-discovered songwriter Brad Roberts to make it happen. That film, , which starred and , was the biggest box office hit of that year, and Gold Diggers of 1933 was one of the top-grossing films of 1933. Other uncredited cast members include: , , , , , , , , , , , , Lynn Browning and.
Barney hears the tunes of the composer next door, Brad Roberts, Polly's friend. The play was made into a silent film in 1923 by , the producer of the Broadway play, as , starring and , and again as a talkie in 1929, directed by. But they hear rumors that Barney is producing a new show. He hears Brad Roberts , the girls' neighbor and Polly's boyfriend, playing the piano. Of course, they all think he is kidding, but he insists that he is serious — he offers to back the show, but refuses to perform in it, despite his talent and voice. Lawrence Bradford and family lawyer Fanuel H.
Everybody is sitting in the street, and due to the Depression, there is no work for the three chorus girls Carol, Trixie and Polly. On opening night, in order to save the show when the juvenile cannot perform due to his acting up , Brad is forced to play the lead role. The basic plot is retained from the Hopwood play: Showgirls Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Aline McMahon attempt to find financial backing for the new show planned by producer Ned Sparks. But Brad is not who he seems. Medal Winner - 'Remember My Forgotten Man' Number uncredited. Brad joins them and agrees to back the show.