Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges, USA, 1941)

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Sullivan’s Travels is a gem, an almost serious comedy not taken entirely seriously, with wonderful dialogue, eccentric characterisations, and superlative performances throughout.
— Geoff Andrew, Time Out

Joel McCrae plays a director of Hollywood fluff who’s keen to change tack and and make O Brother, Where Art Thou? - a serious exploration of the plight of the downtrodden. In search of inspiration he dresses as a hobo and hits the road. Veronica Lake co-stars in one of the great Hollywood comedies.