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Title Gold diggers of 1937 / Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. present ; a First National Picture ; directed by Lloyd Bacon ; screen play by Warren Duff ; musical numbers created and directed by Busby Berkeley.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  DVD GOLD DIGGERS OF 1937    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Audience Not rated.
Cast Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Victor Moore, Rosalind Marquis, Lee Dixon.
Credits Photography, Arthur Edeson ; editor, Thomas Richards ; art director, Max Parker ; music and lyrics, Harry Warren, Al Dubin, Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.
Based on the play "Sweet mystery of life" by Richard Maibum, Michael Wallach and George Haight.
Summary Rosmer Peck is an insurance agent with musical ambitions who become romantically involved with Norma Perry, a showgirl who has given up spangles for a stenographer's pad. Her friends Genevieve Larkin and Sally LaVerne give up their tap shoes for gold digging and take up with executives in a theatrical production company that, unbeknowst to them or the director J.J. Hobath, is going bankrupt due to poor management. Since J.J. seems to be in poor health, the executives take out a million dollar life insurance policy in an attempt to save the company. Now Rosmer has to keep J.J. alive so he get his commission and the executives are trying to thwart his efforts.
Note Extras: Technicolor historical short The romance Of Louisiana ; classic cartoons: Plenty Of money and you, Speaking of the weather ; 2 excerpts from 1929's Gold diggers of Broadway ; theatrical trailer.
Language In English with optional French subtitles and optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Theatrical producers and directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Insurance agents -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Showgirls -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Musical films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Bacon, Lloyd, 1890-1955.
Berkeley, Busby, 1895-1976.
Duff, Warren, 1904-1973.
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963.
Blondell, Joan.
Farrell, Glenda, 1904-1971.
Moore, Victor, 1876-1962.
Marquis, Rosalind.
Dixon, Lee, -1953.
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981.
Dubin, Al.
Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986.
Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981.
Maibum, Richard. Sweet mystery of life.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
First National Pictures, Inc.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419873199
Standard No. 883929002924
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