Preston Sturges was the first prominent screenwriter to direct his own script. He went on an unparalleled creative streak that brought to the screen some of the most beloved films of all time. This collection pays tribute to seven of his finest and funniest films, starring cinema's most illustrious screen stars.
The Great McGinty: An opportunist (Brian Donlevy), turns corruption into a promising political career, but struggles to stay on top when he tries to go honest.
Christmas in July: Hope springs eternal when an office clerk (Dick Powell) mistakenly believes he's won a coffee slogan challenge and spends the "prize money".
The Lady Eve: It's the ultimate battle of the sexes when a wealthy heir (Henry Fonda) falls (literally!) for a con woman (Barbara Stanwyck) with a shady past.
Sullivan's Travels: In this comedic masterpiece, a wealthy director (Joel McCrea) wants to find "real" people for his next great film (co-starring Veronica Lake).
The Palm Beach Story: Money makes the world go 'round, or so Gerry (Claudette Colbert) believes when she divorces her struggling husband (McCrea) and supports him by marrying a millionaire.
The Great Moment: This stirring biopic follows the fascinating life of W.T.G. Morton (McCrea), a 19th century dentist who successfully develops the first anesthesia.
Hail the Conquering Hero: A quirky soldier (Eddie Bracken) gets an unexpected homecoming when a group of uproarious Marines decide to "make" a hero out of the comic misfit.