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Gold Diggers of 1937

Released Dec 26, 1936 1h 40m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 24% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
When investors Tom Hugo (Charles D. Brown) and Morty Wethered (Osgood Perkins) tell opportunistic dancer Genevieve Larkin (Glenda Farrell) that they can't fund elderly stage producer J.J. Hobart's (Victor Moore) production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on J.J.'s life. Insurance salesman "Rossi" Peck (Dick Powell) writes the policy, and as Tom and Morty try to hasten J.J.'s death so that they can collect, Rossi and Genevieve, who's had a change of heart, try to keep him alive. Read More Read Less
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Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine The spectacle side of life insurance and the business side of musical comedy, with lots of climaxes in both departments. A better than usual Gold Diggers. Jul 23, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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David K This Busby Berkeley musical falls short simply because of budget constraints. He does the best he can within that budget, but it shows. If you're a fan of his unique work (I am) you'll want to catch it. If not familiar with it, check out "Gold Diggers of 1933" or "42nd Street" first. If that doesn't hook you, then this won't either. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/12/23 Full Review steve d Worst of the series but still fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member good entry but not the best in the 'gold digger' series Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A clear improvement from the stale 1935 version but failed to bring anything fresh to the table. You can see how the studios began to peddle these musicals despite their minimal plot. This time round the focus is back on the Gold Diggers & The Broadway Scene itself. Dick Powell plays a Life Insurance salesman who lands the deal of a lifetime with a theatre mogul. Like all of these Hollywood Studio Products the push is always the final number. Features so extraordinary choreography & music, a great musical of its time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member As this series went along, it got weaker and weaker; only two things merit a mention: the song "With Plenty of Money and You" and the Busby Berkeley finale, "All's Fair In Love and War." Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Amiable but generic for an hour and a half, then absolutely magical for the final ten minutes. Of note: Dick Powell sports one of the most misguided mustaches in all of cinema in this movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When investors Tom Hugo (Charles D. Brown) and Morty Wethered (Osgood Perkins) tell opportunistic dancer Genevieve Larkin (Glenda Farrell) that they can't fund elderly stage producer J.J. Hobart's (Victor Moore) production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on J.J.'s life. Insurance salesman "Rossi" Peck (Dick Powell) writes the policy, and as Tom and Morty try to hasten J.J.'s death so that they can collect, Rossi and Genevieve, who's had a change of heart, try to keep him alive.
Director
Lloyd Bacon
Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 26, 1936, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 5, 2016
Runtime
1h 40m
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