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Sullivan's travels

Call Number



Full screen version.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Margaret Hayes, Porter Hall, Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore, Robert Greig.

Publication Information

[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2001]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


A successful Hollywood director, tired of churning out lightweight comedies, decides to make a film about human suffering. He disguises himself as a hobo and sets off to see America. In the midst of the brutality and despair he sees, he makes a valuable discovery about the importance of laughter.


Originally produced as a motion picture in 1941.

"Janus Films."

Special features: audio commentary by Noah Baumbach, Kenneth Bowser, Christopher Guest, and Michael McKean ; Preston Sturges: the rise and fall of an American dreamer, a 76-minute documentary made by Kenneth Bowser for PBS's American masters series ; interview with Preston Sturges' widow Sandy Sturges ; Hedda Hopper interview with Preston Sturges ; archival audio recordings of Sturges singing his original composition "My love" and reciting the poem "If I were king" ; storyboards and blueprints ; production stills archive ; scrapbook of original publicity materials ; original theatrical trailer.

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