Louisiana Purchase Overview:

Louisiana Purchase (1941) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Harold Wilson.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Raoul Pene du Bois; Interior Decoration: Stephen A. SeymourNominated
Best CinematographyHarry Hallenberger, Ray RennahanNominated
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Sam: [looking at Marina] Boy, if she were black, she'd be beautiful!


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This was Bob Hope's first feature film in Technicolor.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 22, 1943 with Victor Moore reprising his film role.
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