Preston Sturges  

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8/4/2005 5:45 am

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Preston Sturges


Watched two classic Preston Sturges movies on TCM last night: The Palm Beach Story and Sullivan's Travels. Both wonderful, although I prefer Sullivan's Travels.

Joel McCrea did a good job in both. He is underrated inmy book. He was great in Foreign Correspondent and the Magnificent Ambersons.

Claudette Colbert was lovely in Palm Beach Story. Preston wrote and directed; he wanted to explore the comedic potential of the notion that beautiful women can get anything without any money or job, they just need to be friendly to rich men. Still true!

Veronica Lake was very attractive in Sullivan's Travels. When the movie was first released she was so hot they marketed the film based solely on her! The film has lots of soul about humor's role in comforting humanity. The indictment of Southern justice is also very cutting to me.

Reminds me why I love old black and white classic movies. Better than most new stuff.

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