King of Burlesque

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King of Burlesque
King of Burlesque FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed bySidney Lanfield
Produced byKenneth Macgowan (associate producer)
Screenplay byJames Seymour
Gene Markey
Harry Tugend
Story byViña Delmar
StarringWarner Baxter
Alice Faye
Jack Oakie
Music byCyril J. Mockridge (original music) (uncredited)
Victor Baravalle (musical director)
Herbert W. Spencer (orchestrator) (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon(music recordist) (uncredited) Pollack & Yellen
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Edited byRalph Dietrich
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • January 3, 1936 (1936-01-03)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
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 rendition of "I've Got My Fingers Crossed".



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


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