CastEddie Cantor (Eddie Pink), Ethel Merman (Joyce Lennox), William Frawley (Mr. Copple), Helen Lowell (Hattie 'Ma' Carson), Gordon Jones (Butch Carson), Brian Donlevy (Vance) Release dateJanuary 24, 1936 (1936-01-24) WriterClarence Budington Kelland (story), Walter DeLeon (adaptation), Francis Martin (adaptation), Frank Butler (adaptation), Philip Rapp (additional dialogue) ProductionSamuel Goldwyn Productions Similar moviesJurassic World, Birdman, Frozen, Pitch Perfect 2, Aladdin, Mulan
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Strike Me Pink is a 1936 American musical comedy film, starring Eddie Cantor and Ethel Merman, directed by Norman Taurog, and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.
Cantor plays a nebbishy employee of an amusement park, forced to assert himself against a gang of slot-machine racketeers. The climax involves a wild chase over a roller coaster and in a hot-air balloon, filmed at The Pike in Long Beach, California.
This was Eddie Cantor's sixth of six films for Goldwyn, all produced and released within seven years. The story derives from the novel Dreamland by the once-popular writer Clarence Budington Kelland, reworked as a 1933 stage musical comedy by Ray Henderson for Jimmy Durante.
Eddie Cantor as Eddie Pink
Ethel Merman as Joyce Lennox
Sally Eilers as Claribel Higg
Harry Parke as Parkyakarkus (as Parkyakarkus)
William Frawley as Mr. Copple
Helen Lowell as Hattie 'Ma' Carson (as Helene Lowell)