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The Great McGinty (1940) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Preston Sturges and produced by Paul Jones.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

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The Great McGinty (1940, Preston Sturges)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 13, 2019 From The Stop Button

The Great McGinty has a gentle surprise ending. Not a twist. More a reveal, which then recasts the previous ninety minutes and change in a slightly different light. Because McGinty has a very deliberate bookending?there’s even a title card to explain the setting. An unnamed banana republic, tw... Read full article


Preston Sturges series: Screening of "The Great McGinty" March 22 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Mar 18, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Preston Sturges series: Screening of "The Great McGinty" March 22 at Daystar Center Preston Sturges series: The Great McGinty Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: March 22, 2016 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald The Great McGinty (1940) ... Read full article


The Great McGinty (1940)

on Jul 2, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

We’ve touched on three of Sturges’ better known efforts this week, so let’s take a step back and go to the beginning of his directing career. The Great McGinty was our first foray into Preston Sturges: director, after he’d found respect writing scripts. He sold this to Paramo... Read full article


The Great McGinty (1940)

By Beatrice on Apr 2, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Great McGinty Written and Directed by Preston Sturges 1940/USA Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Catherine: Especially since you can’t rob the people anyway. .Skeeters: Sure. How was that? Catherine: What you rob, you spend, and what you spend goes back to the people. So, ... Read full article


CMBA Comedy Classics Blogathon: The Great McGinty (1940) (1)

By Brandie on Jan 25, 2012 From True Classics

?This is the story of two men who met in a banana republic. One of them was honest all his life except one crazy minute. The other was dishonest all his life except one crazy minute. The both had to get out of the country.? So begins the directorial debut of Preston Sturges … and so begins a f... Read full article


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Quotes from

Daniel 'Dan' McGinty: [to the Politician about getting paid for multiple voting] Never mind the applesauce! How do I get the bucks?


The Politician: If it wasn't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics, men without ambition, jellyfish!


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Facts about

Other titles for this project were "Biography of a Bum" and "Down Went McGinty".
"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 20, 1946 with Brian Donlevy reprising his film role.
This film was Muriel Angelus' last screen appearance.
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