Watch Gold Diggers of 1933
- 1 hr 38 min
Gold Diggers of 1933 is a romantic comedy musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and released in 1933. The film stars a talented cast including Warren William, Joan Blondell, and Aline MacMahon. The story revolves around four struggling actresses, Polly (Blondell), Trixie (MacMahon), Fay (Ruby Keeler), and Carol (Ginger Rogers), who are trying to break into show business during the Great Depression. They meet a songwriter named Brad (William), who shares their dreams and promises to help them achieve success. Brad falls in love with Polly, but she is reluctant to get involved with him because of his reputation as a ladies' man. The girls finally get their big break when a millionaire named Barry (Ned Sparks) decides to produce a Broadway show featuring their talents. However, when he loses his fortune, they are left with no choice but to come up with a new idea. It is then that they decide to stage a show that will appeal to Depression-era audiences, complete with breadlines, shantytowns, and other symbols of the era. With Brad's help, they create a spectacular musical number that features a giant neon sign spelling out "Remember My Forgotten Man." The song and dance number is a tribute to the returning World War I soldiers who have been forgotten by their country. This moment is the highlight of the film and is still remembered as one of the greatest musical numbers in Hollywood history. The film's witty script and clever dialogue are accentuated by the stunning musical numbers, featuring the songs "We're in the Money", "Pettin' in the Park", "The Shadow Waltz", and "Remember My Forgotten Man." The sets and costumes are also impressive, capturing the glitz and glamour of Broadway in the 1930s. Throughout the film, there are also romantic subplots involving Brad and Polly, as well as Trixie and her former boyfriend, the son of a wealthy family. These relationships provide the film with the necessary romance and drama, as well as moments of humor and levity. Overall, Gold Diggers of 1933 is a delightful and upbeat film that captures the spirit of the era. It is a must-see for fans of classic Hollywood musicals and romantic comedies, and it remains one of the most beloved films of the era.