(Preston Sturges, 1941). A one-of-a-kind brew of grim drama, smart comedy and flat-out slapstick, this is the tale of a Hollywood director, tired of turning out fluff, who goes forth to research the meaning of poverty in order to endow the world with a serious social epic. In turn droll and devastating, it's enhanced by sharp performances by Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake in the leading roles and a delightful turn by Robert Greig as McCrea's supercilious... More >>>