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Louisiana Purchase


The [[Performer~P5711~Irving Berlin~irvingberlin]]-[[Performer~P109439~Morrie Ryskind~morrisryskind]] Broadway musical hit Louisiana Purchase came to the screen with surprisingly few emendations in 1941. [[Performer~P33168~Bob Hope~bobhope]] replaces Broadway's [[Performer~P26219~William Gaxton~williamgaxton]] 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...more