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Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Paul Jones; Preston Sturges; Joel McCrea; Veronica Lake; Robert Warwick; Margaret Hayes; Porter Hall; Franklyn Pangborn; Eric Blore; Robert Greig; Leo Shuken; Edith Head; Paramount Pictures, Inc.; Janus Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
|Language Note:||SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.|
|Notes:||Originally produced as a motion picture in 1941.|
|Credits:||Director of photography, John Seitz ; editor, Stuart Gilmore ; music, Leo Shuken and Charles Bradshaw ; costume designer, Edith Head.|
|Cast:||Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Margaret Hayes, Porter Hall, Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore, Robert Greig, Georges Renavent, Harry Rosenthal.|
|Awards:||Named to the National Film Registry in 1990 by the Library of Congress.|
|Target Audience:||Not rated by MPAA.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.|
|Contents:||Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by Noah Baumbach, Kenneth Bowser, Christopher Guest, and Michael McKean --
Preston Sturges: the rise and fall of an American dreamer (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.
|Series Title:||Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 118.|
|Other Titles:||Preston Sturges' Sullivan's travels
|Responsibility:||Janus Films ; a Paramount Picture ; associate producer, Paul Jones ; written and directed by Preston Sturges.|
|Local System Bib Number:||
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.
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- Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Drama.
- Tramps -- United States -- Drama.
- United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Drama.
- Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
- United States -- Social conditions -- Drama.
- Man-woman relationship -- Drama.