• Director

    Preston Sturges

  • With

    Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn

  • USA 1941. 90min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    PG

A Hollywood producer, fed up with making successful but lightweight comedies, feigns poverty and takes to the road to better understand human suffering. It’s a path populated with eccentric characters and sharp dialogue, with McCrea and Lake exuding no small amount of charisma and delivering spot-on slapstick. Sturges’ smart screenplay and flawless direction interweave humour and romance with grim realism, resulting in a mischievous and satirical journey towards enlightenment.

Ruby McGuigan