CONTACT   |   HELP WANTED   |   PRIVACY POLICY / TERMS OF USE

ON WITH THE SHOW!, GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY Fragments

Sam Hardy and Lee Moran in On with the Show! (1929) directed by Alan Crosland, starring Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown, Sally O’Neil, Louise Fazenda

I’ve learned that the recently discovered Technicolor fragments from the 1929 Warner Bros. musicals On with the Show! and Gold Diggers of Broadway are being shipped to UCLA for restoration and preservation.

The fragment from Gold Diggers of Broadway will be incorporated into a partial restoration of the latter part of the film. The new print will consist of surviving footage and audio materials, plus production and publicity stills.

Additionally, it’s possible that these new findings will be included in the Jazz Singer DVD, which is scheduled to come out next year.

Directed by Roy del Ruth, Gold Diggers of Broadway stars Nancy Welford (who had a very brief film career), and silent film veterans Conway Tearle, Ann Pennington (who also did quite well on Broadway), and Lilyan Tashman, plus Broadway sensation Winnie Lightner. Most of the film is now lost.

The backstage musical On with the Show!, directed by The Jazz Singer’s Alan Crosland, stars Arthur Lake (Dagwood of Columbia’s Blondie series), Betty Compson, Sally O’Neil, Joe E. Brown, and Louise Fazenda. I’ve seen this one and I found it entertaining, though many will probably find the leading players - at best - grating. (I actually found both Compson and O’Neil quite likable, and I particularly enjoyed Fazenda’s brand of over-the-top humor.)

Continue Reading: Scott O’Brien Discusses Kay Francis at Silver Screen Audio

Previous Post: Henry Farrell


"ON WITH THE SHOW!, GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY Fragments" © 2004-2013 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s). "ON WITH THE SHOW!, GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY Fragments" text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.


From around the web:


You can post your comment about "ON WITH THE SHOW!, GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY Fragments" in the space below. Note: Different views and opinions are perfectly fine, but courtesy is imperative. Abusive, trollish, and inflammatory comments and/or remarks will be deleted, and such commenters may be banned.

Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

1 Comment to ON WITH THE SHOW!, GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY Fragments

  1. loretta

    TCM should make those movies available, even if they are incomplete. Would love to see them!







Polar Bears and ALBERT SCHWEITZER: Oscar-Winning D...
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Screening
SITTING PRETTY Review: Clifton Webb Is 'Gay' Babys...
Claire Bloom on TCM
George Stevens on TCM: GIANT, SHANE, ANNIE OAKLEY
THE END OF SUMMER Review II
RED Movie Review Pt.3: Great Finale to a Great Tri...