New Release: The Busby Berkeley 9-Film Collection DVD

Gold Diggers of 1933 movie scene

Gold Diggers of 1933

Warner Home Video compiled nine classic musical films for the Busby Berkeley 9-Film Collection, which was released on DVD on Oct. 12, 2010, priced at $69.92.

The 10-DVD box set contains these musicals choreographed by Berkeley: 42nd Street, Footlight Parade, Dames, Varsity Show, Hollywood Hotel, Gold Diggers in Paris and three other movies in the Gold Diggers series: Gold Diggers of 1933, Gold Diggers of 1935 and Gold Diggers of 1937. Each film comes with special features, plus a bonus disc in the set offers more extras.

Here’s the full lineup of supplements:

42nd Street

  • featurettes “Harry Warren: America’s Foremost Composer,” “Hollywood Newsreel” and “A Trip Through a Hollywood Studio”
  • and notes on Busby Berkeley.

Footlight Parade

  • featurettes “Footlight Parade: Music for the Decades,” “Rambling ‘Round Radio Row #8” and “Vaudeville Reel #1”
  • two classic cartoons “Honeymoon Hotel” and “Young and Healthy”
  • and theatrical trailer.


  • featurettes “And She Learned About Dames,” “Busby Berkeley’s Kaleidoscopic Eyes,” “Good Morning, Eve” and “Melody Master: Don Redman and His Orchestra”
  • two classic cartoons “I Only Have Eyes for You” and “Those Beautiful Dames”
  • “Direct From Hollywood” radio promo
  • and theatrical trailer.

Varsity Show

  • Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy comedy short “A Neckin’ Party”
  • and classic cartoon “Have You Got Any Castles.”

Hollywood Hotel

  • historical short “The Romance of Robert Burns”
  • Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy comedy short “Double Talk”
  • and classic cartoon “Porky’s Five & Ten.”

Gold Diggers in Paris

  • Broadway Brevities musical short “The Candid Kid”
  • and two classic cartoons “Cinderella Meets a Fella” and “Love and Curses.”

Gold Diggers of 1933

  • featurettes “42nd Street: From Book to Stage to Screen,” “The 42nd Street Special,” “Gold Diggers: FDR’s New Deal…Broadway Bound,” “Rambling ‘Round Radio Row #2” and “Seasoned Greetings”
  • three classic cartoons “I’ve Got to Sing a Torch Song,” “Pettin’ in the Park” and “We’re in the Money”
  • and Busby Berkeley musicals trailer gallery.

Gold Diggers of 1935

  • featurettes “(buz’be bur’kle) n. A Study in Style” and “Double Exposure”
  • two classic cartoons “Gold Diggers of ’49” and “Shuffle Off to Buffalo”
  • “Direct From Hollywood” radio promo
  • and Gold Diggers trailer gallery.

Gold Diggers of 1937

  • historical short “The Romance of Louisiana”
  • classic cartoons “Plenty of Money and You” and “Speaking of the Weather”
  • and two excerpts from 1929’s Gold Diggers of Broadway.

The bonus DVD contains:

  • From 42nd Street: “Young and Healthy,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “42nd Street”
  • From Gold Diggers of 1933: “We’re in the Money,” “Pettin’ in the Park,” “Shadow Waltz” and “Remember My Forgotten Man”
  • From Footlight Parade: “Sittin’ On a Backyard Fence,” “Ah, the Moon Is Here,” “Honeymoon Hotel,” “Shanghai Lil” and “By a Waterfall”
  • From Fashions of 1934: “Spin a Little Web of Dreams”
  • From Wonder Bar: “Don’t Say Goodnight”
  • From Dames: “The Girl at the Ironing Board,” “I Only Have Eyes for You” and “Dames”
  • From Gold Diggers of 1935: “The Words Are in My Heart” and “Lullaby of Broadway”
  • From In Caliente: “The Lady in Red”
  • From Gold Diggers of 1937: “All is Fair in Love and War”


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.