The Gold Diggers (1923 film)


The Gold Diggers (1923 film)

Infobox Film
name = The Gold Diggers


image_size =
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director = Harry Beaumont
producer = David Belasco
writer = Avery Hopwood "(play)"
Grant Carpenter "(screenplay)"
narrator =
starring = Hope Hampton
Wyndham Standing
Anne Cornwall
Johnny Harron
Louise Fazenda
Gertrude Short
music =
cinematography =
editing = Frank Mitchell Dazey
distributor = Warner Bros.
released = 22 September 1923
runtime = 80 minutes
country = FilmUS
language = English
budget =
gross =
imdb_id = 0014090

"The Gold Diggers" (1923) is a Warner Bros. silent film directed by Harry Beaumont with screenplay by Grant Carpenter based on the play of the same name by Avery Hopwood which ran for 282 performances on Broadway in 1919 and 1920. [IBDB [http://ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=6692 "The Gold Diggers"] ] . Both the play and the film were produced by David Belasco. The film, which is now lost, starred Hope Hampton, Wyndham Standing, Johnny Harron, Louise Fazenda, Anne Cornwall, and Gertrude Short. It was also the (uncredited) film debut of Louise Beavers, who would eventually make 156 film appearances, many of them as scene-stealing maids, and played "Beulah" for a season on the TV series of that name. [IMDB [http://imdb.com/name/nm0064792/ Louise Beavers] ]

The story of "The Gold Diggers" was filmed again as a talkie in 1929 as "Gold Diggers of Broadway", which is now lost, [Gertrude Short and Louise Beavers are the only two actors to appear in both the 1923 silent film and the 1929 sound remake.] and also in 1933 as "Gold Diggers of 1933", with musical numbers created by Busby Berkeley. Three other sequels followed: "Gold Diggers of 1935" (1935), "Gold Diggers of 1937" (1936), and "Gold Diggers in Paris" (1938).

Plot

Wally Saunders (Johnny Harron) wants to marry chorus girl Violet Dayne (Anne Cornwall), but his uncle, Stephen Lee (Wydham Standing) thinks that all chorines are gold diggers and refuses to give his approval. Violet's friend Jerry La Mar (Hope Hampton) is not a gold digger, but she agrees to go after Lee so aggressively that Violet will look tame by comparison. Of course, the uncle and the friend fall in love and get married, even after he knows the truth about her, and he gives permission for Wally and Violet to get hitched too. [IMDB [http://imdb.com/title/tt0014090/plotsummary Plot Summary] , TCM [http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=492492&category=Full%20Synopsis Full Synopsis] , All Movie Guide [http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:93444 Plot Synopsis] ]

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External links

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*tcmdb title|id=492492|title=The Gold Diggers
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