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In Preston Sturges' classic comedy of Depression-era America, filmmaker John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), fed up with directing profitable comedies like "Ants in Your Plants of 1939," is consumed with the desire to make a serious social statement in his upcoming film, "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" Unable to function in the rarefied atmosphere of Hollywood, Sullivan decides to hit the road, disguised as a tramp, and touch base with the "real" people of America. But Sullivan's studio transforms his odyssey into a publicity ...

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Douglas M

Jan 29, 2013

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Sullivan's Travels is excellent background for O Brother Where Art Thou?

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Jul 9, 2009

Great movie about hollywood version of poverty

This is about a director who becomes a bum to understand poverty. On the road to this goal, he meets the character played by Veronica Lake, who is a Hollywood Starlet helping out poor bums. She becomes, through a twist in the plot, a bum too and they travel and see poverty. I would watch it again to just see Veronica Lake.

This is the kind of plot that I could imagine Spencer Tracy and Audrey Hepburn might be in....

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