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Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer

Kenneth Bowser / US, 1990 / 76 min.

Who was the man behind the dazzling screwball comedies from Hollywood’s golden era? Detailed portrait of the life and work of Preston Sturges, the writer/director remembered for his sparkling dialogues and satirical slant on the American Dream.

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Cognoscente rank his work alongside that of Billy Wilder, Frank Capra and Ernst Lubitsch. But Preston Sturges’ films never achieved the recognition those filmmakers did – a completely unjust lack of appreciation, as this documentary by Kenneth Bowser proves.

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This movie is suitable for all ages

Director

Kenneth Bowser

Production year

1990

Country

US

Original title

Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer

Length

76 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

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Written and Directed by Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges is one of Hollywood’s Big Names. He took the thirties screwball comedy genre to new heights, with dialogue that still sounds surprisingly natural and mature today.

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