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Preston Sturges : the rise and fall of an American dreamer.

Author: Michael BaconTodd McCarthyFritz WeaverKenneth BowserKen WernerAll authors
Publisher: London : Connoisseur/Academy Video, 1995.
Series: CRI American masters.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a survey of the career of writer-director Preston Sturges tracing the highs and lows of his life illuminated with clips from his films and extracts from interviews with Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Joel McCrea, Paul Schrader, Andrew Sarris and others. Sturges is instated as Hollywood's first ironist whose satires of American mores skilfully outwitted the Hays code.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Preston Sturges; Preston Sturges
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bacon; Todd McCarthy; Fritz Weaver; Kenneth Bowser; Ken Werner; Denis Maloney
OCLC Number: 222536099
Notes: CAV 025.
Credits: Director, producer, Kenneth Bowser; editor, Ken Werner; script, Todd McCarthy; photography, Denis Maloney; music, Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): Narrator, Fritz Weaver.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (approximately 73 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: CRI American masters.

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This is a survey of the career of writer-director Preston Sturges tracing the highs and lows of his life illuminated with clips from his films and extracts from interviews with Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Joel McCrea, Paul Schrader, Andrew Sarris and others. Sturges is instated as Hollywood's first ironist whose satires of American mores skilfully outwitted the Hays code.

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