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Sullivan's Travels

Preston Sturges / US, 1941 / 90 min.

Celebrated Hollywood director goes undercover to shoot a dramatised documentary about poverty in America. Razor-sharp satire on the Hollywood dream factory was Preston Sturges’ ode to comedy’s invigorating qualities and is viewed as one of his best films.

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John L. Sullivan, a celebrated director of fluffy comedies, wants to try something different. What if he, outfitted as a penniless drifter, were to mingle with America’s hobos and outcasts, to gain inspiration for the dramatised documentary O Brother, Where Art Thou? In 2000, the Coen Brothers shot an eponymous film featuring actors including George Clooney, as an homage to Sturges.


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Preston Sturges

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Sullivan's Travels


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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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