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Classic Hollywood era; a unique combination of comedy and satirical social realism of the Great Depression
Preston Sturges (1898-1959) wrote over 40 film screenplays spanning the years 1930-1958 and directed over a dozen films 1940-1955. His first attempt at directing was a success with a string of two popularly and critically acclaimed films in each of the years 1940 and 1941, “The Great McGinty”, “Christmas in July”; “The Lady Eve” (starring Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck), and this film, “Sullivan’s Travels”.
The beauty of “Sullivan’s Travels” is the combination in genre of comedy as well as social satire and realism of the tough times of the Great Depression that the country had just weathered for a decade. Throw a romance in to the mix and a level of redirection of a “film on film” to make this an interesting film.
John Sullivan (Joel McCrea) is a famous director who is at odds with his production company. They want him to direct a comic film, while he wants to apply his talent to creating an analytic looking glass onto the sobering times called, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. Wealthy and successful, he is mocked for not at all knowing misfortune – how would he make such a film? John takes this as a challenge, dresses as a hobo, and leaves the studio with a dime in his pocket to explore what life is like for the down and out.
However he tries to flee, he ends up getting somehow quickly being returned to Hollywood. Early on, he meets “the girl” (Veronica Lake; I don’t recall her ever being given a name in the film) who sees that he is too innocent to survive on his own, and insists on bringing her broader knowledge of society to the journey and joining him to get him through this learning adventure.
The first part of the film is comic, but just as it seems to be coming to an unfulfilled ending, something unexpected happens. This event alters the course of everything and exposes John to some of the true injustices of the time – and shows him (and poignantly reminded me) that comedy is particularly important when some people have nothing else to cheer them up.
This is a film of classic Hollywood vintage, with good, snappy performances by both of the lead actors. The romance isn’t at all developed but just seems to happen in a matter-of-fact way (perhaps we can take it on faith that there is instant chemistry), but what is lacking in psychology of the relationship is made up for in the chilling glimpse we get of the psyche of the underdog in Depression America.
–Dilip Barman June 19, 2004
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min), 1 hr 25 min (85 min) (TV premiere) (West Germany)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Preston Sturges
Writer Preston Sturges
Actors Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest
Awards 2 wins.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,476.8 m (9 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm