Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
A classic essential comedy from writer-director Preston Sturges about a movie director (Joel McCrea) who sets out with "one thin dime" to find out what people are really like in order to make a more meaningful film than he has been. The beautiful blonde actress forever associated with her peek-a-boo hair style Veronica Lake plays a woman he befriends along the way and William Demarest plays a movie business associate assigned to follow him. Also see Sturges’ cast of characters including Franklin Pangborn Porter Hall Byron Foulger Eric Blore and Al Bridge. Added to the National Film Registry in 1990. #39 on AFI’s 100 Funniest Movies list. #25 on AFI’s 100 Most Inspiring Movies list.