Sullivan's travels /
A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter.
|Other Authors / Creators:||Sturges, Preston.|
Jones, Paul, 1901-1968.
McCrea, Joel, 1905-1990.
Warwick, Robert, 1878-1964.
Hayes, Margaret, 1916-1977.
Hall, Porter, 1888-1953.
Pangborn, Franklyn, 1889-1958.
Blore, Eric, 1887-1959.
Greig, Robert, 1879-1958.
Shuken, Leo, 1906-1976.
|Other Corporate Authors / Creators:||Paramount Pictures, Inc.|
Criterion Collection (Firm)
|Language notes:||English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.|
|Imprint:||[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, |
|Series:||Criterion collection ;
|Summary:||A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter.|
A Hollywood director wants to abandon comedies and make serious films. In order to feed his creative flame, he travels onto the street disguised as a hobo in order to endure real hardship.
A Hollywood director poses as a hobo for his next work, a serious social epic. Directed by Preston Sturges.
|Item Description:||Aspect ratio 1.33:1.|
Originally released as a motion picture in 1941.
Special features: audio commentary by Noah Baumbach, Kenneth Bowser, Christopher Guest, and Michael McKean ; Preston Sturges: the rise and fall of an American dreamer, a 76-minute documentary made by Kenneth Bowser for PBS's American masters series ; interview with Preston Sturges' widow Sandy Sturges ; Hedda Hopper interview with Preston Sturges ; archival audio recordings of Sturges singing his original composition My love and reciting the poem If I were king ; storyboards and blueprints ; production stills archive ; scrapbook of original publicity materials ; original theatrical trailer.
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Audience:||Not rated by MPAA.|
|Credits:||Director of photography, John Seitz ; editor, Stuart Gilmore ; music, Leo Shuken and Charles Bradshaw.|
|Cast:||Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Margaret Hayes, Porter Hall, Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore, Robert Greig, Georges Renavent, Harry Rosenthal.|