PRESTON STURGES


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Preston Sturges was a writer and director from the 1920s to the 1950s. Preston Sturges had written plays starting in 1929, but wanted to work in Hollywood, and assisted in writing dialogue in three 1930 movies, but he got his big break in 1931, with when "Strictly Dishonorable" was based on his play of the same name. He became a sort of "script doctor" in the early to mid 1930s, helping "improve" scripts written by others, usually not getting credit on screen for his contributions (one of these movies was "The Invisible Man" in 1933). Sturges went on to write many wonderful screenplays in the 1930s, and finally, in 1940, he was allowed to direct "The Great McGinty" (only because he agreed to work at a much lower price if they would let him direct!), and for the next few years, he was the hottest director in Hollywood! Some of his movies include: Easy Living, Christmas in July, The Beautiful Blonde from Basfhul Bend, and Unfaithfully Yours. He passed away in 1959 at the age of 60.
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