Thanks for the Memory (film)
|Thanks for the Memory|
Lobby card featuring stars Bob Hope and Shirley Ross in a posed production still
|Directed by||George Archainbaud|
|Produced by||Mel Shauer|
|Written by||Lynn Starling
Frances Goodrich (play)
Albert Hackett (play)
|Music by||Charles Bradshaw (uncredited)|
|Editing by||Alma Macrorie|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||75 min.|
The film represented Paramount Pictures' attempt to capitalize on the overwhelmingly positive response to the song, "Thanks for the Memory," as performed by Hope and Ross in The Big Broadcast of 1938, released by the studio earlier the same year. The movie plot, based on a 1930 stage play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett  (previously filmed by Paramount in 1931, with Norman Foster and Carol Lombard) dealt with an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé.
- Bob Hope as Steve Merrick
- Shirley Ross as Anne Merrick
- Charles Butterworth as Biney
- Otto Kruger as Gil Morrell
- Hedda Hopper as Polly Griscom
- Laura Hope Crews as Mrs. Kent
- Emma Dunn as Mrs. Platt
- Roscoe Karns as George Kent
- Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson as Janitor
- Edward Gargan as Flanahan
- Jack Norton as Bert Monroe
- Patricia Wilder as Luella
- William Collier, Sr. as Mr. Platt
- "Song Inspires Film". The Age. January 7, 1939. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
- Monahan, Kaspar. "Two Screen Comedies on Warner Bill: Bob Hope and Shirley Ross Shine in Adaptation of Stage Hit". The Pittsburgh Press. January 14, 1949. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
- "Up Pops the Devil". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
- "Bob Hope Stars as 'Househusband'". The Spokane Daily Chronicle. January 3, 1939. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
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