The Big Broadcast of 1938

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The Big Broadcast of 1938 is a Paramount Pictures musical comedy film starring W. C. Fields and featuring Bob Hope.[3] Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety show anthologies. This film featured the debut of Hope's signature song, "Thanks for the Memory" by Ralph Rainger.

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The Big Broadcast of 1938
Promotional poster for release of
The Big Broadcast of 1938
Directed byMitchell Leisen
Written byFrederick Hazlitt Brennan
Russel Crouse
Walter DeLeon
Ken Englund
Howard Lindsay
Francis Martin
Produced byHarlan Thompson
StarringW. C. Fields
Martha Raye
Dorothy Lamour
Shirley Ross
Lynne Overman
Ben Blue
Bob Hope
Leif Erickson
Kirsten Flagstad
Edited byEda Warren
Chandler House
Music byBoris Morros
(musical direction)[1]
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 11, 1938 (1938-02-11)
CountryUnited States
Budgetover $1 million[2]