Sullivan’s Travels Sullivan’s Travels

Sullivan’s Travels

Preston Sturges

 
Sullivan’s Travels (Criterion DVD)

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  • United States
  • 1942
  • 90 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #118

This masterpiece by Preston Sturges is perhaps the finest movie-about-a-movie ever made. Hollywood director Joel McCrea, tired of churning out lightweight comedies, decides to make O Brother, Where Art Thou—a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he knows nothing of hardship, he hits the road as a hobo. He finds the lovely Veronica Lake—and more trouble than he ever dreamed of.

Cast

John L. SullivanJoel McCrea
The GirlVeronica Lake
Mr. LeBrand Robert Warwick
Mr. JonesWilliam Demarest
SecretaryMargaret Hayes
Mr. Hadrian Porter Hall
Sullivan's butlerRobert Greig
Mr. Casalsis Franklin Pangborn

Credits

DirectorPreston Sturges
Written byPreston Sturges
Associate producerPaul Jones
EditingStuart Gilmore
CostumesEdith Head
CinematographyJohn Seitz
Art directionHans Dreier and Earl Hedrick
MusicLeo Shuken and Charles Bradshaw

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer
  • 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’s 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
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

Sullivan’s Travels

By Todd McCarthyAugust 20, 2001

The sweetest, most generous-hearted satire of the Hollywood film industry the town has ever . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Sullivan’s Travels

By Todd McCarthyAugust 20, 2001

The sweetest, most generous-hearted satire of the Hollywood film industry the town has ever . . . Read more »