ACF Masters #8: Sullivan’s Travels


Since we’re facing a new Great Depression, here’s a comedy for our times: Sullivan’s Travels, Preston Sturges’s adventure through Great Depression America. From Hollywood to the chain gang, from hoboing on trains to a Southern church where black people sing about Moses setting them free. Prof. Zena Hitz has a new book out, Lost in Thought, about the pleasures and the worth of the intellectual life.


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  1. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey

    …And for those who didn’t know, it’s the source of the (deliberately) over-the-top title, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou”. A fine comedy, with a plug for Frank Capra thrown in. 

    Say, that Veronica Lake is easy on the eyes, isn’t she?

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  2. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher
    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…

    Discovered this movie while a teenager so it must have been on channel 9 or 11 in the New York area.  At the time knew nothing about the director but even at my age it was easy to understand what it was getting at.  Had never seen Veronica Lake before – I was impressed, very impressed.

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