Director: Irving Cummings
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Theater Release: Dec 25, 1941
DVD Release: May 19, 1993
The Irving Berlin-Morrie Ryskind Broadway musical hit Louisiana Purchase came to the screen with surprisingly few emendations in 1941. Bob Hope replaces Broadway's William Gaxton in the role of innocent political flunkey Jim Taylor, set up to take the fall for wholesale graft by a group of corrupt Louisiana politicians. Taylor's friendly adversary is bumptuous U.S. senator Loganberry (Victor Moore, repeating his stage role), whose efforts at reform only end up getting him in hot water as well.