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:
|7390||7.8||The Sea Hawk|
|3301||7.7||All This, and Heaven Too|
|2535||7.5||The Great McGinty|
|6220||7.4||Pride and Prejudice|
|5625||7.3||They Drive by Night|
|598||6.8||Andy Hardy Meets Debutante|
|477||6.8||Boys of the City|
|411||6.6||When the Daltons Rode|
|341||6.4||My Love Came Back|
|433||6.4||The Lady in Question|
This blog post is part of the Decade series.