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Favorite Films of the ’30s and ’40s: Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Tuesday, December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free
Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the event, a confirmation email will be sent to registered attendees with details to join via Zoom. The film is available to rent on Amazon Prime and Vudu.

The favorite film for December is Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Village fans of movies from the 1930’s and 40’s are starting a new movie group. If Ninotchka or Captain Blood or Random Harvest are among your favorite films, you’ll be right at home! In addition to discussing the films, we will also talk about the scores and the wonderful composers of the era.

Things get tough for Carol (Joan Blondell) and her showgirl pals (Ruby Keeler, Aline MacMahon) when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad (Dick Powell) saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hooking a couple of millionaires along the way. Directed by Mervyn Leroy, the film features dance numbers by Busby Berkeley and the song, “The Forgotten Man.”

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Date:
Tuesday, December 6
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free

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Chicago, IL United States
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