Preston Sturges: the Filmmaker Collection

Preston Sturges: the Filmmaker Collection

Director: Preston Sturges Cast: Brian Donlevy, Claudette Colbert, Dick Powell

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Overview

This modest Preston Sturges comedy stars Dick Powell as an office clerk dreaming of better things and Ellen Drew as his more pragmatic girlfriend. Powell convinces himself that his fortune will be made if he can win a slogan contest sponsored by a coffee company. Powell's contribution: "If you can't sleep at night, it isn't the coffee, it's the bunk!" Three of Powell's fellow workers decide to have some fun with him; they fake a telegram which announces that he's won the contest. The deception snowballs to the point that even the head of the coffee firm (Raymond Walburn) labors under the misapprehension that Powell has won. When the painful truth is revealed, Powell finds himself broke (because of all the creature comforts he's bought) and jobless, but at least he's retained the love of his wife. A cute deus ex machina to the story appears in the person of William Demarest, the foreman of the "jury" that is judging the slogan contest.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2006
UPC: 0025193112620
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sales rank: 35,574

Special Features

Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Donlevy Dan McGinty
Claudette Colbert Gerry Jeffers
Dick Powell Jimmy MacDonald
Eddie Bracken Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith
Henry Fonda Charles Pike
Joel McCrea John L. Sullivan,W.T.G. Morton,Tom Jeffers
Barbara Stanwyck Jean Harrington
Betty Field Elizabeth Morton
Ella Raines Libby
Ellen Drew Betty Casey
Muriel Angelus Catherine McGinty
Veronica Lake The Girl
Akim Tamiroff The Boss
Charles Coburn "Colonel" Harry Harrington
Harry Carey Prof. Warren
Mary Astor Princess Centimillia
Raymond Walburn Mr. Maxford,Mr. Noble
William Demarest Mr. Jones,Sergeant,Eben Frost,Members of Ale & Quail Club,Mr. Bildocker,Muggsy-Ambrose Murgatroyd,The Politician
Alexander Carr Mr. Schindel
Allyn Joslyn George
Bill Edwards Forrest Noble
Eugene Pallette Mr. Pike
Franklin Pangborn Mr. Casalais,Dr. Heywood
Rudy Vallée John D. Hackensacker III
Louis Jean Heydt Dr. Horace Wells
Porter Hall Mr. Hadrian
Eric Blore Sir Alfred McGlennon-Keith
Robert Warwick Mr. Lebrand

Technical Credits
Preston Sturges Director

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Preston Sturges: the Filmmaker Collection 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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graffitiFM More than 1 year ago
Sturges is one of the greats.
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