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Sullivan's Travels

Cast

Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest View All


Crew

Preston Sturges (Director), Preston Sturges (Writer) View All

Release: Nov. 30th, 1941
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Successful movie director John L. Sullivan, convinced he won't be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to "know trouble" first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood and a beautiful blonde companion, he redoubles his efforts, managing to land himself in more trouble than he bargained for when he loses his memory and ends up a prisoner on a chain gang.
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Takoma11
The film demonstrates a really fun sense of humor about the film industry itself, beginning with the very opening sequence of Sullivan's conversation with the studio heads.
JayDee
However I would guess that there is quite a semi-autobiographical element to it; a director of light-hearted comedies making a film about a director of light-hearted comedies.
Gideon58
During the final third of the film, Sullivan makes a fateful decision to try and help the tramps that takes this film to a squirm-worthy place.
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