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''Gold Diggers of 1935'' is the first ''Gold Digger'' film made after UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode crackdown. Two words sum up the aftermath: neutered and sweetly innocent, for the most part. Gone are the [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] spiciness, making the fluff slightly more obvious.

However, it’s the first film completely directed by Creator/BusbyBerkeley.

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''Gold Diggers of 1935'' is the first ''Gold Digger'' film made after UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode crackdown. Two words sum up the aftermath: The aftermath is neutered and sweetly innocent, for the most part. Gone are the [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] spiciness, making the fluff slightly more obvious.

obvious. However, it’s it's the first film completely directed by Creator/BusbyBerkeley.

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Creator/BusbyBerkeley.



Trouble arises when Mrs. Prentiss asks Dick to escort Ann around the town before she marries insane Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe (Hugh Hubert), a snuff expert and millionaire who has no idea his secretary, Betty Hawes (Glenda Farrell) is swindling him.

Unsurprisingly, both Ann and Dick fall in love and have a hard time trying to hide it from Mrs. Prentiss.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Prentiss puts on a musical show for charity purposes and must keep it under budget while trying to fight off scheming Russian choreographer, Nicolai Nicoleff (Adolph Menjou).

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Trouble arises when Mrs. Prentiss asks Dick to escort Ann around the town before she marries insane Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe (Hugh Hubert), a snuff expert and millionaire who has no idea his secretary, Betty Hawes (Glenda Farrell) is swindling him. \n\n Unsurprisingly, both Ann and Dick fall in love and have a hard time trying to hide it from Mrs. Prentiss.

Prentiss. Meanwhile, Mrs. Prentiss puts on a musical show for charity purposes and must keep it under budget while trying to fight off scheming Russian choreographer, Nicolai Nicoleff (Adolph Menjou).






* TheScrooge: Mrs. Prentiss. One very telling example is when she gives four bellhops ''one'' quarter to share between them.



* TheScrooge: Mrs. Prentiss. One very telling example is when she gives four bellhops ''one'' quarter to share between them.



* ShoutOut: Betty sings [[Film/GoldDiggersOf1933 “We’re in The Money”]] when she gets Thorpe to sign a phoney contract for their “engagement”.

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* ShoutOut: Betty sings [[Film/GoldDiggersOf1933 “We’re "We're in The Money”]] when she gets Thorpe to sign a phoney contract for their “engagement”.



* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: As with all Busby musical numbers, we all know this good not be accomplished on the stage. This stage is even tinier than the other Gold Digger films.

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* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: As with all Busby musical numbers, we all know this good could not be accomplished on the stage. This stage is even tinier than the other Gold Digger films.


Young Dick Curtis (Creator/DickPowell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel of the rich during summer, trying to get money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty millionaire Prentiss family arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).

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Young Dick Curtis (Creator/DickPowell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel of the rich during summer, trying to get money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty millionaire Prentiss family arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).(Creator/GloriaStuart).


Young Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel of the rich during summer, trying to get money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty millionaire Prentiss family arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).

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Young Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) (Creator/DickPowell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel of the rich during summer, trying to get money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty millionaire Prentiss family arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).

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''Gold Diggers of 1935'' is the first ''Gold Digger'' film made after the HaysCode crackdown. Two words sum up the aftermath: neutered and sweetly innocent, for the most part. Gone are the [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] spiciness, making the fluff slightly more obvious.

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''Gold Diggers of 1935'' is the first ''Gold Digger'' film made after the HaysCode UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode crackdown. Two words sum up the aftermath: neutered and sweetly innocent, for the most part. Gone are the [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] spiciness, making the fluff slightly more obvious.


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Young Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel of the rich during the summer months, trying to get enough money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty rich Prentiss family arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).

Trouble arises when Mrs. Prentiss asks Dick to escort Ann around the town one last time before she marries insane Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe (Hugh Hubert), a snuff expert and millionaire who has no idea his secretary, Betty Hawes (Glenda Farrell) is trying to swindle him.

Unsurprisingly, both Ann and Dick begin to fall in love and have a hard time trying to hide it from Mrs. Prentiss.

At the same time, Mrs. Prentiss puts on a musical show for charity purposes and must keep it under budget while trying to fight off scheming Russian choreographer, Nicolai Nicoleff (Adolph Menjou).

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Young Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel of the rich during the summer months, summer, trying to get enough money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty rich millionaire Prentiss family arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).

Trouble arises when Mrs. Prentiss asks Dick to escort Ann around the town one last time before she marries insane Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe (Hugh Hubert), a snuff expert and millionaire who has no idea his secretary, Betty Hawes (Glenda Farrell) is trying to swindle swindling him.

Unsurprisingly, both Ann and Dick begin to fall in love and have a hard time trying to hide it from Mrs. Prentiss.

At the same time, Meanwhile, Mrs. Prentiss puts on a musical show for charity purposes and must keep it under budget while trying to fight off scheming Russian choreographer, Nicolai Nicoleff (Adolph Menjou).



* GoldDigger: Alrine decides to go after Humbolt because of his money.

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* GoldDigger: Alrine decides to go after Humbolt because of his money.millionaire status.



* SerialSpouse: Humbolt marries anyone that gives him the eye. He tells his mother, who was trying to get some mathematics into his head, that he’s “no good with fractions, but good at ‘’figures’’.
* TheScrooge: Mrs. Prentiss. One very telling example is when she gives four bellhops ‘’one’’ quarter to share between them.

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* SerialSpouse: Humbolt marries anyone that gives him the eye. He tells his mother, who was trying to get some mathematics into his head, that he’s “no good with fractions, but good at ‘’figures’’.
''figures''.
* TheScrooge: Mrs. Prentiss. One very telling example is when she gives four bellhops ‘’one’’ ''one'' quarter to share between them.



* ShoutOut: Betty sings “We’re in The Money” when she gets Thorpe to sign a phoney contract for their “engagement”.

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* ShoutOut: Betty sings [[Film/GoldDiggersOf1933 “We’re in The Money” Money”]] when she gets Thorpe to sign a phoney contract for their “engagement”.


Trouble arises when Mrs. Prentiss asks Dick to escort Ann around the town one last time before she marries insane Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe (Hugh Hubert), a snuff expert and millionaire who has no idea his secretary, Betty Hawes (Glenda Farrell) is trying to swindle him (Glenda Farell).

Unsurprisingly, both Ann and Dick begin to fall in love, having a hard time trying to hide it from Mrs. Prentiss.

At the same time, Mrs. Prentiss puts on a musical show for charity purposes, and must keep it under budget while trying to fight off scheming Russian choreographer, Nicolai Nicoleff (Adolph Menjou).

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Trouble arises when Mrs. Prentiss asks Dick to escort Ann around the town one last time before she marries insane Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe (Hugh Hubert), a snuff expert and millionaire who has no idea his secretary, Betty Hawes (Glenda Farrell) is trying to swindle him (Glenda Farell).him.

Unsurprisingly, both Ann and Dick begin to fall in love, having love and have a hard time trying to hide it from Mrs. Prentiss.

At the same time, Mrs. Prentiss puts on a musical show for charity purposes, purposes and must keep it under budget while trying to fight off scheming Russian choreographer, Nicolai Nicoleff (Adolph Menjou).
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Wacky hijinks ensue and beautifully choreographed musical numbers take center stage.


Young Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel of the rich during the summer months, trying to get enough money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty rich Prentiss’ arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).

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Young Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel of the rich during the summer months, trying to get enough money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty rich Prentiss’ Prentiss family arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).


!!Tropes associated with Gold Diggers of 1935:

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* {{Cloudcookoolander}}: Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe is completely unaware of reality.

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* {{Cloudcookoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe is completely unaware of reality.


''Gold Diggers of 1935'' is the first ''Gold Digger'' film of the series made after the HaysCode crackdown. Two words sum up the aftermath: neutered and sweetly innocent, for the most part. Gone are the [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] spiciness, making the fluff slightly more obvious.

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''Gold Diggers of 1935'' is the first ''Gold Digger'' film of the series made after the HaysCode crackdown. Two words sum up the aftermath: neutered and sweetly innocent, for the most part. Gone are the [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] spiciness, making the fluff slightly more obvious.


''Gold Diggers of 1935'' is the first ‘’Gold Digger” series after the HaysCode crackdown. Two words sum up the aftermath: neutered and sweetly innocent, for the most part. Gone are the [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] spiciness, making the fluff slightly more obvious.

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''Gold Diggers of 1935'' is the first ‘’Gold Digger” ''Gold Digger'' film of the series made after the HaysCode crackdown. Two words sum up the aftermath: neutered and sweetly innocent, for the most part. Gone are the [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] spiciness, making the fluff slightly more obvious.



Young Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel where all the rich people go to during the summer, trying to get enough money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty rich Prentiss’ arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).

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Young Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel where all of the rich people go to during the summer, summer months, trying to get enough money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty rich Prentiss’ arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).


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''Gold Diggers of 1935'' is the first ‘’Gold Digger” series after the HaysCode crackdown. Two words sum up the aftermath: neutered and sweetly innocent, for the most part. Gone are the [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] spiciness, making the fluff slightly more obvious.

However, it’s the first film completely directed by Creator/BusbyBerkeley.

The story is as follows:

Young Dick Curtis (Dick Powell) is a clerk at Wentworth Plaza, the hotel where all the rich people go to during the summer, trying to get enough money to finish law school and marry his sweetheart, Alrine Davis (Dorothy Dare). The snooty rich Prentiss’ arrive with [[TheScrooge Mrs. Prentiss]] (Alice Brady), the worrying penny-pincher, her [[SerialSpouse serial spouse]] son, Humbolt (Frank [=McHugh=]), and her plainly dressed daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart).

Trouble arises when Mrs. Prentiss asks Dick to escort Ann around the town one last time before she marries insane Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe (Hugh Hubert), a snuff expert and millionaire who has no idea his secretary, Betty Hawes (Glenda Farrell) is trying to swindle him (Glenda Farell).

Unsurprisingly, both Ann and Dick begin to fall in love, having a hard time trying to hide it from Mrs. Prentiss.
At the same time, Mrs. Prentiss puts on a musical show for charity purposes, and must keep it under budget while trying to fight off scheming Russian choreographer, Nicolai Nicoleff (Adolph Menjou).
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!!Tropes associated with Gold Diggers of 1935:
*AlliterativeName: Nicolai Nicoleff.
*BusbyBerkeleyNumber: Two major ones: “The Lullaby of Broadway” and “The Words Are in My Heart.”
*{{Cloudcookoolander}}: Mr. T. Mosley Thorpe is completely unaware of reality.
*FunnyForeigner: Nicolai is the misunderstood, frantic artist, who tends not to make sense 100% of the time.
*GoldDigger: Alrine decides to go after Humbolt because of his money.
*MoodWhiplash: The end of Lullaby of Broadway has [[spoiler: our protagonist falling down a building.]]
*SerialSpouse: Humbolt marries anyone that gives him the eye. He tells his mother, who was trying to get some mathematics into his head, that he’s “no good with fractions, but good at ‘’figures’’.
*TheScrooge: Mrs. Prentiss. One very telling example is when she gives four bellhops ‘’one’’ quarter to share between them.
*SheCleansUpNicely: Dick accompanies Ann to get herself a makeover and is impressed with the results.
*ShoutOut: Betty sings “We’re in The Money” when she gets Thorpe to sign a phoney contract for their “engagement”.
*ShowWithinAShow: In tune with Berkeley’s musical style, there’s a show to fundraise money for the milk fund.
*WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: As with all Busby musical numbers, we all know this good not be accomplished on the stage. This stage is even tinier than the other Gold Digger films.
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