Strike Me Pink (film)

Strike Me Pink

1936 Theatrical Poster
Directed by Norman Taurog
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Clarence Budington Kelland
Walter DeLeon
Francis Martin
Frank Butler
Philip Rapp
Cinematography Merritt B. Gerstad
Edited by Sherman Todd
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • January 24, 1936 (1936-01-24)
Running time
100 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.7 million[1][2]

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.



  1. "WHICH CINEMA FILMS HAVE EARNED THE MOST MONEY SINCE 1914?.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 4 March 1944. p. 3 Supplement: The Argus Weekend magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  2. Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938) p 942 accessed 19 April 2014

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