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Sullivan's Travels (Dec-1941)

Director: Preston Sturges

Writer: Preston Sturges

Music Score: Leo Shuken; Charles Bradshaw

Keywords: Comedy, Action/Adventure

A successful director of Hollywood comedies hankers to make a serious film. His studio bosses tell him his privileged life make him unprepared to make such a film; he attempts remedy by dressing as a hobo and venturing forth in the world with only ten cents in his pocket. On the road he is befriended by an aspiring actress played by Veronica Lake, who learns his true identity and continues with him on his journey. Told as a comedy, likely this is Preston Sturges' best film; it is certainly his most daring.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eric Blore
23-Dec-1887 2-Mar-1959 Sullivan's Travels
William Demarest
27-Feb-1892 28-Dec-1983 The Great McGinty
Robert Greig
27-Dec-1879 27-Jun-1958 Sullivan's Travels
Porter Hall
19-Sep-1888 6-Oct-1953 Going My Way
Margaret Hayes
5-Dec-1916 26-Jan-1977 Blackboard Jungle
Veronica Lake
14-Nov-1922 7-Jul-1973 Sullivan's Travels
Joel McCrea
5-Nov-1905 20-Oct-1990 Ride the High Country
Franklin Pangborn
23-Jan-1888 20-Jul-1958 Character actor, 1920s to 1950s
Robert Warwick
9-Oct-1878 6-Jun-1964 Alias Jimmy Valentine
Richard Webb
9-Sep-1915 10-Jun-1993 Captain Midnight


Joel McCrea   ...   John L. Sullivan
Veronica Lake   ...   The Girl
Robert Warwick   ...   Mr. LeBrand
William Demarest   ...   Mr. Jones
Margaret Hayes   ...   Secretary
Porter Hall   ...   Mr. Hadrian
Robert Greig   ...   Sullivan's Butler
Franklin Pangborn   ...   Mr. Casalsis
Eric Blore   ...   Sullivan's Valet
Georges Renavent   ...   Old Tramp
Harry Rosenthal   ...   The Trombenick
Byron Foulger   ...   Mr. Valdelle
Torben Meyer   ...   The Doctor
Victor Potel   ...   Cameraman
Richard Webb   ...   Radio Man
Charles Moore   ...   Colored Chef
Almira Sessions   ...   Ursula
Esther Howard   ...   Miz Zeffie
Frank Moran   ...   Touch Chauffeur
Alan Bridge   ...   The Mister
Jimmy Conlin   ...   Trusty
Jan Buckingham   ...   Mrs. Sullivan
Robert Winkler   ...   Bud
Chick Collins   ...   Capital
Jimmie Dundee   ...   Labor


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