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Sullivan's Travels (1941) was a Comedy - Adventure Film directed by Preston Sturges and produced by Preston Sturges and Paul Jones.

Sullivan's Travels was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

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1001 Classic Movies: Sullivan's Travels

By Amanda Garrett on Jan 23, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Sullivan's Travels (1942), starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). January's theme is movies ... Read full article


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Policeman at Beverly Hills station: How does the girl fit into the picture?
John L. Sullivan: There's always a girl in the picture. What's the matter, don't you go to the movies?


John L. Sullivan: There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan.


John L. Sullivan: But nothing is going to stop me. I'm going to find out how it feels to be in trouble. Without friends, without credit, without checkbook, without name. Alone.
The Girl: And I'll go with you.
John L. Sullivan: How can I be alone if you're with me?


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Reportedly, Preston Sturges got the idea for the movie from stories of John Garfield living the life of a hobo, riding freight trains and hitchhiking his way cross-country for a short period in the 1930s.
John L. Sullivan plans to make a movie entitled "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" - a title borrowed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for their 2000 film.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 9, 1942 with Veronica Lake reprising her film role.
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Sullivan's Travels

Released 1941
Inducted 1990
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