Category Archives: Sturges

unfaithfully yours

Lionel Stander, Robert Greig, Rudy Vallee and Barbara Lawrence.

Kurt Kreuger, Linda Darnell and Rex Harrison.

Rex Harrison in Unfaithfully Yours. Sturges. 1948.

a book by its cover


Vanessa Redgrave in Isadora. Karel Reisz. 1968.

sturges at fourteen

Preston Sturges (left) on a beach in Trouville. 1913.

sullivan’s travels: deleted dialogue

Here are two pages from Preston Sturges’s screenplay for Sullivan’s Travels, it includes several bits of dialogue that don’t appear in the finished film including mentions of Josef von Sternberg, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.

sturges directs

Preston Sturges directs Harold Lloyd and Frances Ramsden in The Sin of Harold Diddlebock. 1945.

press conference 1957

Henry FondaHenry Fonda

Sight and Sound. Summer 1957.

cute couple alert

Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake. Sullivan’s Travels. Sturges. 1941.

rich millionaires

Preston Sturges, Claudette Colbert and the Ale and Quail Club. Palm Beach Story. Sturges. 1942.

sturges directs

Preston Sturges on the set of The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek in 1942. The film’s release was held up for two years.

In this unused publicity still, Trudy imagines herself “in the situation.”

Betty Hutton, Bill Demarest (why he didn’t get an Academy Award or at least a nomination for this one–or Conquering Hero–is anyone’s guess) and Diana Lynn.

“Little river needs big dam.” McGinty and The Boss.

Sturges, Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken