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U.S., 1941
Written and directed by Preston Sturges
Starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake
Approx. 90 min. 35mm.

Idealistic director Sullivan (Joel McCrea) wants to make O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, while his bosses hold out for another ANTS IN YOUR PANTS OF 1939. Art vs... Commerce? So he sets out to explore Human Misery for himself, with a luxurious studio van in tow and peekaboo-hairdoed Veronica Lake along for the ride. Sturges' testament to the art of Hollywood moviemaking.


“A brilliant fantasy in two keys.”
– James Agee

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