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Louisiana Purchase (film)

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Louisiana Purchase (film)

Louisiana Purchase
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Irving Cummings
Produced by Harold Wilson
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva
Morrie Ryskind
Jerome Chodorov
Joseph Fields
Starring Bob Hope
Vera Zorina
Victor Moore
Irène Bordoni
Dona Drake
Cinematography Harry Hallenberger
Ray Rennahan
Edited by LeRoy Stone
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates December 31, 1941 (1941-12-31)
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.[1]



  1. ^ "NY Times: Louisiana Purchase". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 

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