Joel McCrea and sultry Veronica Lake star in this starkly realistic yet highly humorous satire from Oscar® winning writer-director Preston Sturges. McCrea plays successful Hollywood director John L. Sullivan, an idealist who believes you can't accurately direct a screen tragedy unless you live it first. Disguising himself as a bum, Sullivan sets off to see America from the bottom up. Along the way he befriends a beautiful but cynical stray (Veronica Lake), and learns about the cruelty of life among the less fortunate. In the midst of the brutality and despair, the young director makes a valuable discovery - that what the downtrodden need most is laughter. Hailed by critics as Preston Sturges' masterpiece, Sullivan's Travels reveals the wonderful insight and artistry of one of Hollywood's finest directors.

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4.9 out of 5
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12+ COMMON SENSE

Brainy Hollywood classic about importance of comedy.

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Universal Pictures
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© 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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English (Stereo)

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