Louisiana Purchase (film)

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Louisiana Purchase
Theatrical release poster
Directed byIrving Cummings
Produced byHarold Wilson
Written byBuddy G. DeSylva
Morrie Ryskind
Jerome Chodorov
Joseph Fields
StarringBob Hope
Vera Zorina
Victor Moore
Irène Bordoni
Dona Drake
CinematographyHarry Hallenberger
Ray Rennahan
Edited byLeRoy Stone
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
December 31, 1941 (1941-12-31)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,750,000 (US rentals)[1]

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.[2]



  1. ^ "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58
  2. ^ "NY Times: Louisiana Purchase". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-14.

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