Preston Sturges: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS

Director Preston Sturges
Year 1941
Starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake and Robert Warwick
Run Time 90min
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18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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 A successful comedy director, John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), yearns to expand beyond his frivolous repertoire and to broach more serious, respectable subject matters. His yearning leads him to pursue an adaptation of a work that is both aimed at and about the less fortunate, Sinclair Beckstein’s O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

Met with criticism from his producers, who claim that he knows nothing of the common man or his plight, the director dresses up as a penniless hobo to experience first-hand the ins-n-outs of the socially-relevant drama that is his dream. From one farcical turn to the next, Sullivan can’t seem to escape his Hollywood roots – that is, until he meets a young girl portrayed by the lovely Veronica Lake. Finding himself both literally and figuratively in the deep end from here forward, Sullivan learns a simple, moral lesson the hardest way possible.

Another unforgettable, undeniably human Preston Sturges tale of comedy and woe! (Sam Prime)

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