Thursday, January 14, 2010

Musicals of the 1930s and 1940s including Gold Diggers of 1933

In his interview with George Lucas, David Bianculli asked "So why no Gold Diggers of 1933?  Well here it is, the # 8 musical film, in terms of domestic box office (adjusted for ticket price inflation), to be released in the 1930s with 1 Oscar nomination and 0 wins.   Of all musical films for which I have data, Gold Diggers of 1933 would come in at #57.  The top 5 are The Sound of Music (1965), Mary Poppins (1964), Grease (1978), My Fair Lady (1964) and This is the Army (1943).

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