This sequence comes at the end of Gold Diggers of 1933. It is the big musical number that the characters have been practicing throughout the film. The musical number is set to the song “Forgotten Man,” in various different voices and arrangements.

Shot Analysis, Table Option

Shot Number Camera DistanceDescription Duration (sec)
1 medium long shotDirector gestures to conductor to begin performance 2 sec
2 medium long shotConductor acknowledges director and begins conducting orchestra 2 sec
3 long shotclose uprtain rises to begin performance, seen from back of the orchestra 2 sec
4 long shotOnstage with street scene set, people walking, dolly shot towards white woman lighting fresh cigarette for man dressed in tattered clothes 14 sec
5 medium long shotWhite woman and man exchange glances, man walks away 11 sec
6 medium close upWhite woman leans on street light and speaks lines to “Forgotten Man” 42 sec
7 close upWhite woman continues speaking lines from “Forgotten Man” 75 sec
8 medium close upAnother man walks on street, in silhouette, pan to black woman singing “Forgotten Man” from an open second-story window, pan to young, white woman holding baby in neighboring window, pan down first-story window to show elderly woman looking contemplatively, sitting in rocking chair 30 sec
9 medium close upReturn to black woman signing in second-story window 10 sec
10 medium long shotStreet scene with white woman walking past a man sleeping on the sidewalk and stopping a cop from arresting him for vagrancy 15 sec
11 close upShot revealong shot man wearing a medal, presumably for combat service during the Great War4 sec
12 medium close upAll three persons are looking at each other: white woman looks at the cop, as if saying, “hasn’t he been through enough?”; man and cop walk away in different directions 10 sec