A story about this — 5 years ago
A remarkable movie about movie-making. Veronica Lake steals scenes as Joel McCrea deadpans his part. Lovely story, great directing by Preston Sturges. You forget it’s in B&W after a while… it suits the Depression era theme. Funny, dark, cynical, silly… it’s got it all in abundance. I’m glad the AFI elevated this to the ranks of the top 100 in 2007. I probably would have missed it otherwise. Bonus features include a wonderful 2001 interview with Sandy, Preston’s wife, that gives insight into his writing and directorial personae.