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Instead of capitulating, Sullivan sets off disguised as a tramp, ready to meet life's crueler lessons face-to-face--albeit followed at a discreet distance by a motor home filled with studio handlers and reporters. His ludicrous odyssey may give the boy director no real insight, but it gives Sturges the chance to inject some reliably fine gags and a romantic subplot featuring the luminous Veronica Lake. It's at this juncture that Sturges the writer's darker objective throws a jolting shift in tone. Suffice it to say that just when a comic, upbeat denouement seems imminent, Sullivan travels instead from the sunlit California of the comedy's early reels toward a darker, relentlessly downbeat world influenced more by the social realism of the movies the hero desperately wants to make. By the final reel, Sturges has flirted with real tragedy, turning his conclusion into a meditation on his own seemingly carefree, dizzily comic art. --Sam Sutherland
One of my favourite movies of all time. Love me a bit of Veronica LakePublished 1 month ago by mr a w smith
Simply, one of the Hollywood greats. Totally marvellous. Funny but also poignant. The message still stands today.Published 4 months ago by Bomb Bomb
If you like the Cohen Brothers "Oh brother where are thou," this is the film the title came from and is a similar theme of a journey to find out what lifes all about. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kef Morgan
This is how a film should be made. A first rate story,an excelent script, top class
actors. A film that dosn`t have to rely on specail effects.