Preston Sturges / US, 1948 / 105 min.
Scathing self-portrait, send-up of the conductor’s profession and darkly humorous exploration of a jealous spouse’s desire for revenge. Preston Sturges’ first film for 20th Century Fox was a commercial flop, but quite possibly the most brilliant satire of Sturges’ career.
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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.