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The Great McGinty 1940 Brian Donlevy Muriel Angelus DVD, Download, USB

The Great McGinty 1940 Brian Donlevy Muriel Angelus DVD, Download, USB
The Great McGinty 1940 Brian Donlevy Muriel Angelus DVD, Download, USB
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Preston Sturges' Brilliant And Insightful Comedy About Honesty, Dishonesty And Crooked Politics Starring Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus And Akim tamiroff, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1940, 1 Hour 22 Minutes.) #TheGreatMcGinty #PrestonSturges #BrianDonlevy #MurielAngelus #AkimTamiroff #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #Cinema #Hollywood #ClassicalHollywoodCinema #ClassicalHollywoodNarrative #ClassicHollywoodCinema #GoldenAgeOfHollywood #SilverScreen #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive


Director:
Preston Sturges

Writer:
Preston Sturges

Cast:
Brian Donlevy ... Dan McGinty
Muriel Angelus ... Catherine McGinty
Akim Tamiroff ... The Boss
Allyn Joslyn ... George
William Demarest ... Skeeters - The Politician
Louis Jean Heydt ... Tommy Thompson
Harry Rosenthal ... Louie (bodyguard)
Arthur Hoyt ... Mayor Wilfred T. Tillinghast
Libby Taylor ... Bessy (maid)
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Maxwell
Steffi Duna ... The Dancing Girl
Esther Howard ... Madame Juliette La Jolla
Frank Moran ... The Boss' Chauffeur (as Frank C. Moran)
Jimmy Conlin ... The Lookout
Dewey Robinson ... Benny Felgman
Richard Carle ... Dr. Jonas J. Jarvis - Card Player in Cantina
Donnie Kerr ... Donnie (Catherine's boy), age 4
Mary Thomas ... Mary (Catherine's girl), age 6
Drew Roddy ... Donnie (Catherine's boy), age 9
Sheila Sheldon ... Mary (Catherine's girl), age 11


The Great McGinty is a 1940 political satire comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges, starring Brian Donlevy and Akim Tamiroff and featuring William Demarest and (in her final screen appearance) Muriel Angelus. It was Sturges's first film as a director. Sturges received an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. For the U.K. release, the film was retitled Down Went McGinty, alluding to the 1889 song. The Great McGinty had numerous working titles: "The Story of a Man", "The Vagrant", "The Mantle of Dignity", "The Biography of a Bum", and "Down Went McGinty", (which was used for the film's release in the U.K). Sturges had written the original story, "The Story of a Man", in 1933 with Spencer Tracy in mind. According to film historian Kevin Brownlow, Sturges was inspired by the career of William Sulzer, who was impeached and removed from office as governor of New York. After trying to sell the story to Universal in 1935, and the Saturday Evening Post in 1938 under the title Biography of a Bum, Sturges finally sold it to Paramount on August 19, 1939 for 10 USD on the condition that he be allowed to direct it. Paramount agreed, and provided Sturges a budget of 350,000 USD, a three-week shooting schedule, and inexpensive stars to work with. Production on the film was delayed to allow Akim Tamiroff to do The Way of All Flesh, but it began on December 15, 1939. Sturges contracted pneumonia during filming, and required a nurse to attend to him on the set. Production stopped on January 25, 1940 with one day's shooting left to do, which was accomplished on April 15, after the first cut of the film had already been made. The Great McGinty premiered in New York City on August 15, 1940, and was generally released on August 23. The movie was not a large hit but was profitable.