~Gold Diggers of Broadway~
1929
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Written by:
De Leon Anthony - Titles

Based on the play by Avery Hopwood and the story by Robert Lord.
~Cast~

Nancy Welford ... Jerry Lamar
Conway Tearle ... Stephen Lee
Winnie Lightner ... Mabel
Ann Pennington ... Ann Collins
Lilyan Tashman ... Eleanor
William Bakewell ... Wally
Nick Lucas ... Nick
Helen Foster ... Violet
Albert Gran ... Blake
Julia Swayne Gordon ... Cissy Gray
Lee Moran ... Dance Director
Armand Kaliz ... Barney Barnett
Louise Beavers ... Sadie the Maid
Neely Edwards ... Stage Manager
Gertrude Short ... Topsy
Judith Wood   (as Helen Johnson)
Noah Beery Jr. ... Stage Boy (uncredited)
George Raft ... Dancer (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Warner Bros. (as The Vitaphone Corporation)

Distribution Company: Warner Bros.

Cinematography by: Barney McGill & Ray Rennahan
Film Editing by: William Holmes
Costume Design by: Earl Luick
Assistant Director: D. Ross Lederman
Sound Recording Engineer: George Groves
Director of Photography: second unit: Paul Ivano
Conductor: Louis Silvers
Composer: Additional Music: David Mendoza & Alois Reiser
Dance & Stage Presentations: Larry Ceballos
Technicians: Lewis Geib, F.N. Murphy, Max Parker & Victor Vance

Length: 10 Reels
Runtime: 101 Minutes
Released: August 30, 1929
~Plot Synopsis~
Previously filmed in 1923, Avery Hopwood's 1920 comedy The Gold Diggers was resurrected in 1929
as the Technicolor musical Gold Diggers of Broadway. 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 cash-poor Broadway show. Stuffy Stephen Lee (Conway Tearle) shows up to rescue
his brother Wally (William Bakewell) from the heroine's clutches, only to succumb to the girls' charms
himself. According to contemporary reviews, the show was stolen by Winnie Lightner as the brassiest
of the three gold-diggers, and by crooner Nick Lucas, performing his signature tune Tiptoe Through
the Tulips. 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.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Conway Tearle~
~GD-128: Albert Gran and Conway Tearle~
~Albert Gran, Armand Kaliz, Conway Tearle and Nick Lucas~