Sullivan's Travels Movie Review 1941

Information and Film Reviews for Sullivan's Travels the Movie

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Sturges' masterpiece is a sardonic, whip-quick romp about a Hollywood director tired of making comedies who decides to make a serious, socially responsible film and hits the road masquerading as a hobo in order to know hardship and poverty. Beautifully sustained, inspired satire that mercilessly mocked the ambitions of Depression-era social cinema. Gets a little over-dark near the end before the happy ending; Sturges insisted on 20-year-old Lake as The Girl; her pregnancy forced him to rewrite scenes and design new costumes for her. As ever, she is stunning.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Behind the Scenes, Great Depression, Homeless, Filmmaking, 4 Bones
Preston Sturges
Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, William Demarest, Robert Warwick, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, Eric Blore, Byron Foulger, Robert Greig, Torben Meyer, Jimmy Conlin, Margaret Hayes, Chester Conklin, Alan Bridge
John Seitz
Preston Sturges
Leo Shuken
Stuart Gilmore
Paramount Pictures


Natl. Film Reg. 1990.

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