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Louisiana Purchase (Paramount 1941, Bob Hope, Irène Bordoni)

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Bob Hope stars in this adaptation of Irving Berlin and Morrie Ryskind’s Broadway hit, as innocent patsy Jim Taylor, set up by a gang of corrupt Louisiana politicos to take the fall when muckraking U.S. Senator Loganberry (Victor Moore) shows up looking for signs of graft. Lavishly produced (the film earned Oscar nominations for cinematography and art direction), with terrific musical numbers including ‘You’re Lonely and I’m Lonely,’ ‘It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow’ and the title tune.

Louisiana Purchase marked star Bob Hope’s first screen appearance in Technicolor.

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USA | Paramount Pictures | 98 minutes | 1941

Director: Irving Cummings
Producer: Harold Wilson
Original Story: B. G. DeSylva, Morrie Ryskind
Cinematography: Harry Hallenberger, Ray Rennahan
Editor: LeRoy Stone
Music: Irving Berlin
Script: Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Fields
Production Design: Raoul Pene Du Bois

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cast
Raymond Walburn as Col. Davis Sr. aka Polar Bear
Bob Hope as Jim Taylor
Vera Zorina as Marina Von Minden
Victor Moore as Sen. Oliver P. Loganberry
Irène Bordoni as Madame Yvonne Bordelaise
Dona Drake as Beatrice
Maxie Rosenbloom as The Shadow aka Wilson
Lynda Grey as Louisiana Belle


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