July 1940: The Great McGinty

The Great McGinty. Preston Sturges. 1940.

I like the plot structure, what with most of the movie being a flashback, and I like that the protagonist is, well, a crook. But such a personable crook. It’s all about grift and the mob running US politics and stuff, really, and we’re cheering them on.

Being a crook is the greatest!

The ending is nothing like I expected it to be. Cool!

(Is that a beaver skin top hat?)

Popular movies in July 1940 according to IMDB:

sc-tt0033028.jpg73907.8The Sea Hawk
sc-tt0032194.jpg33017.7All This, and Heaven Too
sc-tt0032554.jpg25357.5The Great McGinty
sc-tt0032943.jpg62207.4Pride and Prejudice
sc-tt0033149.jpg56257.3They Drive by Night
sc-tt0032206.jpg5986.8Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
sc-tt0032277.jpg4776.8Boys of the City
sc-tt0033254.jpg4116.6When the Daltons Rode
sc-tt0032829.jpg3416.4My Love Came Back
sc-tt0032686.jpg4336.4The Lady in Question

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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