King of Burlesque

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King of Burlesque
King of Burlesque FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Produced by Kenneth Macgowan (associate producer)
Screenplay by James Seymour
Gene Markey
Harry Tugend
Story by Viña Delmar
Starring Warner Baxter
Alice Faye
Jack Oakie
Music by Cyril J. Mockridge (original music) (uncredited)
Victor Baravalle (musical director)
Herbert W. Spencer (orchestrator) (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon(music recordist) (uncredited) Pollack & Yellen
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited by Ralph Dietrich
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • January 3, 1936 (1936-01-03)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.1 million[1]

King of Burlesque is a 1936 musical film about a former burlesque producer played by Warner Baxter who moves into a legitimate theatre and does very well, until he marries a socialite. Sammy Lee received an Academy Award nomination for the now dead category of Best Dance Direction at the 8th Academy Awards.[2] Today the film is best known for Fats Waller's fabulous rendition of "I've Got My Fingers Crossed".



The film was remade in 1943 as Hello Frisco, Hello.


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