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Name: KINO LORBER
Number: KLSC23729BR

GREAT MCGINTY, THE (1940) (BLU-RAY)
Starring:  Frank Moran, Allyn Joslyn, Muriel Angelus, Thurston Hall, Brian Donlevy, Akim Tamiroff, William Demarest, Louis Jean Heydt
Directed By:  Preston Sturges

From Preston Sturges, the legendary writer/director of Christmas in July, The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story and Unfaithfully Yours comes this classic comedy about an opportunist who turns corruption into a promising political career, but struggles to stay on top when he tries to go honest. Dan McGinty (Brian Donlevy, The Quatermass Xperiment) is a hungry hobo who wows the ballot-stuffers by voting 37 times in an election for Mayor. He immediately becomes the protégé of “The Boss” (Akim Tamiroff, After the Fox), who guides and schemes McGinty to Alderman, Mayor and ultimately Governor with a series of payoffs, kickbacks and bribes. In trouble, McGinty flees the country and winds up (or down) as a bartender in a seedy Central American dive where the tale has a gleeful surprise ending. The Great McGinty, a high-spirited comedy of rogues and rascals, won the 1941 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (Sturges).

Blu-ray Extras Include:
Brand New 4K Master
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan
Optional English Subtitles
Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
Theatrical Trailer

Running Time: 82 min
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance

  
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