[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2001.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
The Criterion collection ; 118
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 118.
DVD; Dolby Digital mono.
Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Margaret Hayes, Porter Hall, Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore, Robert Greig, Georges Renavent, Harry Rosenthal.
Assoiciate producer, Paul Jones ; writer/director, Preston Sturges ; director of photography, John Seitz ; editor, Stuart Gilmore ; music, Leo Shuken and Charles Bradshaw.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1941.
National Film Registry.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter.
Special features: audio commentary by Noah Baumbach, Kenneth Bowser, Christopher Guest, and Michael McKean ; Preston Sturges: the rise and fall of an American dreamer, a 76-minute documentary made by Kenneth Bowser for PBS's American masters series ; interview with Preston Sturges' widow Sandy Sturges ; Hedda Hopper interview with Preston Sturges ; archival audio recordings of Sturges singing his original composition My love and reciting the poem If I were king ; storyboards and blueprints ; scrapbook of original publicity materials ; original theatrical trailer.
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