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Christmas In... The second film from acclaimed writer-director Preston Sturges, this movie stars... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Palm Beach... Clever dialogue and sly flirtation make "The Palm Beach Story" (1942) a cut... more info $12.98was $12.98 Buy Now

Preston... Screenwriter Preston Sturges took the screwball comedies of the 1930's and... more info $59.98was $59.98 Buy Now

The Lady Eve:... What happens when a hunter falls in love with her prey? You'll have to watch... more info $39.95was $39.95 Buy Now

Sullivan's... This was only the third film from writer/director Preston Sturges, but it may be... more info $39.95was $39.95 Buy Now

Unfaithfully... Hollywood historians agree that writer-director Preston Sturges took the... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: August 6, 1959
Born: August 29, 1898 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...
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There is an official website at www.prestonsturges.com

He was the subject of an award-winning 1990 documentary "Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer"

"The underlying cynicism of Sturges is appealing because he keeps wanting to level his people but he can't. He reveals our foolishness, our hypocrisy, our self-involvement, but he does it in a way that says: 'We are all like this. I am one of you.' He connects us by it, as opposed to separating us." --filmmaker Ron Shelton quoted in THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 19, 1998

"Sturges wasn't a deep-dish artist; he wasn't really even a satirist--more a playful, inspired manipulator of low comedy, slapstick, verbal irony and, when the occasion arose, the odd cynical joke about social realities." --Terrence Rafferty writing in GQ, August 1998

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