Thanks for the Memory (film)

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Thanks for the Memory
'Thanks for the Memory' lobby card (house husband version).jpg
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)
Starring Bob Hope
Shirley Ross
Charles Butterworth
Otto Kruger
Hedda Hopper
Music by Charles Bradshaw (uncredited)
Cinematography Karl Struss
Edited by Alma Macrorie
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • 1938 (1938)
Running time
75 min.
Country United States
Language English

Thanks for the Memory is a 1938 film starring Bob Hope and Shirley Ross, and directed by George Archainbaud.


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.[1] The movie plot, based on a 1930 stage play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett [2][3] (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.[4]



  1. ^ "Song Inspires Film". The Age. January 7, 1939. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Up Pops the Devil". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  4. ^ "Bob Hope Stars as 'Househusband'". The Spokane Daily Chronicle. January 3, 1939. Retrieved 2014-02-07.

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