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

CAST

Starring
Joel McCrea   ...   John L. Sullivan
Veronica Lake   ...   The Girl
with
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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