The Great McGinty Movie Review 1940

Information and Film Reviews for The Great McGinty the Movie

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Sturges' directorial debut, about the rise and fall of a small-time, bribe-happy politician is an acerbic, ultra-cynical indictment of modern politics that stands, like much of his other work, as bracingly courageous as anything that's ever snuck past the Hollywood censors. Political party boss Tamiroff chews the scenery with gusto while Donlevy, in his first starring role, is more than his equal as the not-so-dumb political hack.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 82 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Marriages of Convenience, Politics
Screenplay
Preston Sturges
Cast
Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff, Louis Jean Heydt, Arthur Hoyt, William Demarest
Cinematography
William Mellor
Director
Preston Sturges
Producer
Paramount Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1940: Orig. Screenplay.

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