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  • The Diary of Major Thompson

    The Diary of Major Thompson

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

    The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • Unfaithfully Yours

    Unfaithfully Yours

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

    The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • The Great Moment

    The Great Moment

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • Hail the Conquering Hero

    Hail the Conquering Hero

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

    The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • The Palm Beach Story

    The Palm Beach Story

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • The Lady Eve

    The Lady Eve

    ★★★★★

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • Sullivan's Travels

    Sullivan's Travels

    ★★★★★

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • Christmas in July

    Christmas in July

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…

  • The Great McGinty

    The Great McGinty

    Sarris's "Far Side of Paradise" entry for Sturges in The American Cinema (1969). "Far Side of Paradise" refers to "the directors who fall short of the Pantheon either because of a fragmentation of their personal vision or because of disruptive career problems."

    Acknowledged as the foremost satirist of his time, Preston Sturges enjoyed his greatest vogue between 1940 and 1944, when his pungent wit and frenetic slapstick exploded on such targets as Tammany Hall politics, advertising, American fertility rites, hero…