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The Great McGinty(1940)

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  • The Great McGinty

    • Dashiell B.
    • 2/21/13

    A funny political satire that marked the debut of Sturges'. Donlevy is magnificent as a now-barkeep who recants his rise from hobo-to mayor-and govenor, Tamiroff & Demarest give great supporting performances. The Oscar-winning story is unpredictably wild, but lacks the same warmth that would come from his latter films. A funny film nonetheless, well worth the chuckles. I give it a 4/5.

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    • Harriet
    • 5/20/12

    After watching this movie for half an hour, I thought this has got to be Preston Sturges. You can hear his voice in the dialogue. Sure enough, it is. I had heard of this movie but never knew it was one of his and had never seen it before. It is now one of my favorites - along with all the rest of his marvelous films. Who is there today to compare to him? He's like the Stephen Sondheim of the movies. Innovative, creative and unmistakable.

  • The Great Preston Sturges

    • Jarrod McDonald
    • 2/18/11

    A lot of Preston Sturges' other films get continued publicity, but I think this is is his best film. He really examines government corruption in a way that is not only hysterically funny, but points up sad and sobering truths. This is a must-see classic, and it also gives one a greater appreciation for Brian Donlevy's skills as an actor, and for Akim Tamirof, who usually provides excellent supporting work in motion pictures.

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