Color footage from the gold diggers of broadway 1929. Kopacice zlata 1933 je americki fimski mjuzikl snimljen 1933. In order to combat the static shots typical of early sound films, fejos developed a special crane that could move the unwieldy camera 600 feet per minute, bringing back the kinetic camera techniques. It stars glenn tryon, evelyn brent, paul porcasi, robert ellis, merna kennedy and thomas e. For the followup to the wildly successful 42nd street, warner bros. Gold diggers of broadway 1929 the movie database tmdb. Oct 12, 2015 recently discovered two strip technicolor footage from gold diggers of broadway 1929 featuring a straight acting, nonmusical dramatic scene with winnie lightner and albert gran. Gold diggers of broadway 1929 hometowns to hollywood. Gold diggers of broadway is a 1929 musical comedy film starring winnie lightner and nick lucas. Gold diggers of broadway partially found musical comedy. Gold diggers of broadway under appreciated rock guitarists. Jerry, mabel, violet, eleanor, and toposy are chorus girls in a broadway musical show. The entire soundtrack of gold diggers of broadway is now posted online for all to hear for free, and of course ive seen the same two reels everyone else has, which is all that is known to survive from the film and consists of the reconciliation between jerry nancy welford and uncle steve conway tearle and the musical finale.
The film begins with an audience watching a broadway show that depicts a. Gold diggers of broadway 1929 roy del ruth synopsis. The only actors in the 1929 film to have also appeared in the 1923 silent version, the gold diggers, were gertrude short and louise beavers. Gold diggers of broadway 1929 newly discovered footage. And i like all of the extras, particularly gold diggers of broadway but particularly the. Jun 06, 2016 scenes from gold diggers of broadway 1929 lost color musical. The sets, costumes, and music are so glamorous and beautiful, and they are truly two of the best musical numbers ive ever seen. Producer david belasco staged it on broadway in 1919, with ina claire in the lead role. Gold diggers of 1933, which was a remake of the earlier film, and the first to feature busby berkeleys extravagant production numbers.
Gold diggers of 1933 gave prominent spots to two women destined for bigger things. And yes, the features are weaker than in the first set, but that doesnt bother me much. It was the second film ever to feature both color and voices through its entire running time, the first being on with the show. Ginger rogers, who had scored a small hit in fortysecond street, was still freelancing in hollywood when her boyfriend, director mervyn leroy, got her cast in this film and prominently featured her in the opening number. Gold diggers of broadway is a 1929 american musical comedy film directed.
The vitaphone site labelled the clip of the two girls as from gold diggers of broadway. Dec 05, 2017 the final surviving reel of gold diggers of broadway 1929 in 2color technicolor. I huvudrollerna ses winnie lightner och nick lucas. Just a reminder that two extracts from gold diggers of broadway are included in the new busby berkeley volume 2 collection. The gold diggers original, play, comedy, broadway opened in new york city sep 30, 1919 and played through jun 18, 1921. Gold diggers of broadway soundtrack lost film of 1929 warner brothers historic duration. Gold diggers of broadway wikipedia, a enciclopedia livre. Gold diggers of broadway is a 1929 american precode musical comedy film directed by roy. I hope that these 2 numbers tip toe thru the tulips and song of the gold diggers will be aired soon and released on dvd as special features. Before gold diggers of 1933 there were two previous film versions of the play. Gold diggers of broadway film by del ruth 1929 britannica. February 18 the first academy awards, or oscars, are.
Still working my way through this box set but so far the films i have not seen in. Predstavlja adaptaciju kazalisnog mjuzikla the gold diggers iz 1919. Movie info previously filmed in 1923, avery hopwoods 1920 comedy the gold diggers was resurrected in 1929 as the technicolor musical gold diggers of broadway. Apart from a few more fragments, this is still a lost film. This listing is from the progressive silent film list by carl bennett. Previously filmed in 1923, avery hopwoods 1920 comedy the gold diggers was resurrected in 1929 as the technicolor musical gold diggers of broadway. In terms of the plot, gold diggers of broadway is very similar to the plots of its prior silent film and stage play renditions, though musical elements and the technologies of the day impact the story. The play was made into a silent film in 1923 by david belasco, the producer of the broadway play, as the gold diggers, starring hope hampton and wyndham standing, and again as a talkie in 1929, directed by roy del ruth. Gold diggers of broadway 29 95% of the full track plus trailer 2 warner brothers 193236 musical radio promos 1includes wonder bar, twenty million sweethearts, go into your dance, gold diggers of 1935, much more baby rose marie, the child wonder 192938. Gold diggers of broadway is a 1929 american musical comedy film directed by roy del ruth and starring winnie lightner and nick lucas. Gold diggers of broadway 1929 top grossing american. When they got through with avery hopwoods play gold diggers, warners.
Gold diggers of broadway 1929 top grossing american color. Feb 28, 2018 gold diggers of broadway 1929 a 20180228t22. Here is a rare soundtrackthe opening 18 minutes of gold diggers of broadway, a lost film from 1929. Gold diggers of broadway was released august 30, 1929, nearly two months before the stock market crash, and its mood is that. The basis of the tale is the same in both films a young man from a wealthy family william bakewell as wally wants to marry a chorus girl helen foster as violet. Gold diggers of broadway is a lost film however all of the soundtrack. Gold diggers of broadway was a series of musical numbers and any true cinematic musical number was innovative in 1929 punctuated by a rowdy romantic comedy. Previously filmed in 1923, avery hopwoods 1920 comedy avery hopwood was resurrected in 1929 as the technicolor musical gold diggers of broadway. Gold diggers of broadway 1929 directed by roy del ruth. The story is based on the play the gold diggers by avery hopwood, which ran for 282 performances on broadway in 1919 and 1920. Gold diggers of broadway partially found musical comedy film. Gold diggers of broadway 1929 broadway posters, movie. For a film made in 1929, paul fejos broadway is a technical marvel. As with many early technicolor films, no complete print survives, although the last twenty minutes do, but are missing a bridging sequence and.
Lots of color technicolor lots of comedy, girls, songs, music, dancing, production in gold diggers of broadway. A great collection of films where busby berkeley choreographies were included. Song of the gold diggers alb947 production and recordings information contemp performances c 1929 on the films trailer by members of orig cast. Fair fortyniners by mordaunt hall august 25, 1929 that precious little thing called humor permeates the gold diggers of broadway, a delightful talking and singing natural color picture, which was offered last night by the warner brothers at the winter garden. The other big number from the film, painting the clouds with sunshine, served as the title for the 1951 remake of gold diggers of broadway, which in the interim. I found 42nd street and gold diggers of 1933 the betterstructured of the stories from this collection. Gold diggers of broadway is a film directed by roy del ruth with nancy welford, conway tearle, winnie lightner, ann pennington, year. The plot of gold diggers of broadway will be familiar to anyone whos seen gold diggers of 1933 which was billed as a sequel but was actually a remake, though the zeitgeist of the films couldnt be more different. Gold diggers of broadway is a 1929 american precode musical comedy film directed by roy del ruth and starring winnie lightner and nick lucas. This 1929 musical, shot in an early technicolor process, is a mostly lost film. Pages in category films set in 1929 the following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. Broadway is a 1929 film directed by paul fejos from the play of the same name by george abbott and philip dunning. Only bits have survived of the twostrip technicolor alltalking featurelength moviemore.
Broadwayske kopacice zlata je americki filmski mjuzikl snimljen 1929. It popularized the use of the term gold digger to refer to women who seek wealthy partners, as opposed to the earlier usage referring to gold miners. Gold diggers of broadway overture by vitaphone project free. The granddaddy of the legendary gold diggers films of the 1930s is the gold diggers of broadway, made during the first year of talkie features in 1929. February 1 the broadway melody is released by mgm and becomes the first major musical film of the sound era, sparking a host of imitators as well as a series of broadway melody films that will run until 1940. I am grateful to have hollywood hotel on dvd, with its great benny goodman sequences.
The gold diggers is a play written by avery hopwood. Musical remake of 1923 film about stuffedshirt who objects to his nephews marriage to a showgirl. Lord had even worked on the script for the 1929 tale of chorus girls mixed up with society types when a young blueblood tries to break into. Silent era home page psfl gold diggers of broadway 1929 a growing source of silent era film information. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Only incomplete copies of the final two reels, plus the complete vitaphone soundtrack, still exist. Gold diggers of broadway 1929 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Jan 25, 2018 while concentrating largely on the production of warners first photoplay to be based on a broadway hit, avery hopwoods 1919 comedy the gold diggers, the chapter delves deeper into the intricately connected histories of american stage and film to explore the rise of broadway as both a theatre district of new york and a commercial live. This was universals first talking picture with technicolor sequences.
Genre gold diggers overture 1929 comment by charles slater 2. Nancy welford, winnie lightner and ann pennington stars as jerry, mable and ann, three chorus girls who try to entice a wealthy backer to put his money in their cashpoor broadway show. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. I lament the fact that no one is able to see this fully, but as nearly half of all films made before 1950, and nearly all films made before 1929, are lost, we have to be thankful that at least these few snippets survive to give us a glance into 1929 s gold diggers of broadway. Only incomplete copies of the final two reels, plus the complete.
Today, gold diggers of broadway is considered a partially lost film, as no complete print survives. Scenes from gold diggers of broadway 1929 lost color musical. Starring winnie lightner, william bakewell, conway tearle, and nancy welford. Gold diggers of broadway 1929 gold diggers of broadway. Also more technicolor footage from on with the show 1929.
Gold diggers in paris was the fifth and last in warner bros. The story is set in the contemporary new york city of 1929, and is about a group of gold digging broadway showgirls who are all looking for love and money but not sure which is the most important. Gold diggers of broadway is such a wonderful production that we could not help but get hysterical about it. Other articles where gold diggers of broadway is discussed. Also, the entire soundtrack has survived, and the full version is available online.
Both the play and the film were produced by david belasco. The other big number from the film, painting the clouds with sunshine, served as the title for the 1951 remake of gold diggers of broadway, which in the interim had been filmed as the more famous gold diggers of 1933. Read the full synopsis of gold diggers of broadway, 1929, directed by roy del ruth, with nancy welford, conway tearle, winnie lightner, at turner classic movies. Their idea, with the exception of violet, who is madly in love with wally, is to gold dig every man they can become acquainted with. Unfortunate, this clip isnt as a new discovery as fairly low quality version of the full 10 minute sequence can be found on youtube. I am wondering, would the disc have originally been played on the vitaphone unit coupled to the film projector or on a seperate non sync turntable capable of play 16inch 33.
The other big number from the film, painting the clouds with sunshine, served as the title for the 1951 remake of gold diggers of broadway, which in the interim had been filmed as the more famous. Filmed in twostrip technicolor, the film is noted as the first alltalking, allcolor feature length film, and the second color film released by warner bros the first was the partly color, blackandwhite musical the desert song 1929. What does remain gives us a tantalizing glimpse at what was surely an extraordinary example of early sound cinema. Gold diggers of broadway soundtrack lost film of 1929. Desert song, as well as gold diggers of broadway, which established the studios cottage industry of gold diggers pictures and also unveiled the pop standard tiptoe through the tulips. I am quite delighted with each of these films in spite of the silly plots that these musical often had.44 173 1098 22 464 451 416 1152 1064 935 1524 742 494 142 603 179 165 633 848 622 525 280 276 1216 203 123 503 1130 498 351 250 267 924 1401 1227