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Sullivan's Travels Movie Review Summary

Actors: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, William Demarest, Robert Warwick

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SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS is a movie written and directed by Preston Sturges in 1942. Joel McCrea, a director of musicals and comedy, wants to present a serious movie about poverty and the social crisis in America. He will walk the country, dressed as a homeless, and learn about life, the others and himself. Veronica Lake, an aspirant actress, will join him in his quest.
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One of the best comedies ever filmed.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!    -   fights between haves and have-nots Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   bum/drifter Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   moving train    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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