Louisiana Purchase (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Irving Cummings|
|Produced by||Harold Wilson|
|Written by||Buddy G. DeSylva
|Edited by||LeRoy Stone|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|December 31, 1941|
|Box office||$2,750,000 (US rentals)|
Louisiana Purchase is a 1941 film adaptation of the theater musical of the same name. A Paramount Pictures production, the film was directed by Irving Cummings, with Robert Emmett Dolan serving as musical director as he had done for the play.
Starring comedian Bob Hope, the film featured Vera Zorina, Victor Moore and Irène Bordoni reprising their stage roles. Raoul Pene Du Bois did the production and costume design and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color along with Stephen Seymour. The cinematography was by Harry Hallenberger and Ray Rennahan who also received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
- Bob Hope as Jim Taylor
- Vera Zorina as Marina Von Minden
- Victor Moore as Sen. Oliver P. Loganberry
- Irène Bordoni as Madame Yvonne Bordelaise
- Phyllis Ruth as Emmy Lou
- Dona Drake as Beatrice
- Raymond Walburn as Colonel Davis
- Maxie Rosenbloom as The Shadow aka Wilson
- "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58
- "NY Times: Louisiana Purchase". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-14.
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