DirectorIrving Cummings Duration CountryUnited States
WriterBuddy G. DeSylva, Morrie Ryskind, Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Fields Release dateDecember 31, 1941 (1941-12-31) ScreenplayJoseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov Story byMorrie Ryskind, Buddy De Sylva CastBob Hope (Jim Taylor), Vera Zorina (Marina Von Minden), Victor Moore (Sen. Oliver P. Loganberry), Irène Bordoni (Madame Yvonne Bordelaise), Dona Drake (Beatrice), Raymond Walburn (Col. Davis Sr. aka Polar Bear) Similar moviesFrozen, Pitch Perfect 2, Birdman, Aladdin, Cinderella, Annie
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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.