Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

93EPISODE # 12:  GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 is one of the best movies to come out of 1930s Hollywood.
It takes place in New York City at the height of the Great Depression. Four showgirls scheme for that next role in a Broadway musical — using men, loving men, cheating men. This is a wonderful comedy with the musical magic of Busby Berkeley. James and Lara are joined by Audience of One Dennis Hensley, who agrees that it is impossible to get “Pettin’ in the Park” out of your head after you have heard it. We also talk about how Ginger Rogers ended up speaking pig Latin in the film, Mervyn and Busby as co-directors, and how this film manages to find the humor in the Great Depression, along with the heartbreak.

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