|Directed by||George Seaton|
|Written by||Kenyon Nicholson (play)
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Release date(s)||May 2, 1945|
|Running time||104 mins.|
|Box office||$3,150,000 (US)|
Diamond Horseshoe is a remake of two previous films derived from the same story, The Barker (1928) and Hoop-La (1933). Grable played the role previously played by Dorothy Mackaill in The Barker and Clara Bow in Hoop-La. All are based on the 1928 play The Barker by Kenyon Nicholson.
Joe Davis Sr. owns a big nightclub called the Diamond Horseshoe. He is visited by his son Joe Jr. who is a medical student. Joe Jr. tells his father that he wants to be in show business, much to his father's disapproval. Nevertheless, Joe Sr. gives his son a job at his club where Joe Jr. then becomes smitten with Bonnie Collins; the club's headlining act. Joe Sr. is spending too much time worrying about his son that he starts to neglect his own girlfriend Claire. Claire promises to give Bonnie a mink coat if she pretends to like and go out with Joe Jr., so that Joe Sr. will pay more attention to her. Things take a complicated turn when Bonnie actually does fall in love with Joe Jr. and they get married, again much to his father's disapproval.
- Betty Grable as Bonnie Collins
- Dick Haymes as Joe Davis Jr.
- William Gaxton as Joe Davis Sr.
- Beatrice Kay as Claire Williams
- Phil Silvers as Blinkie Miller
The film was very successful when it was released, but because of its high cost struggled to make a profit. Grable's other picture that year The Dolly Sisters was one of Fox's highest grossing films of 1945.
- Memo from Darryl F Zanuck to all producers at 20th Century Fox, 13 June 1946, Memo from Darryl F. Zanuck, Grove Press, 1993 p 108-109