Rent The Great McGinty (1940)

3.8 of 5 from 62 ratings
1h 19min
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Synopsis:
The cynical political satire about down-and-out corrupted Dan McGinty's. Corruption rise from skid row to the state governor's mansion, manipulated by a crook known as The Boss (Akim Tamiroff), who has his own on-the-make agenda. It is only when he makes one attempt to be honest, that McGinty's false world crumbles.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Paul Jones
Writers:
Preston Sturges
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
Awards:

1941 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/05/2008
Run Time:
79 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W

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A Great Satire on Politics - The Great McGinty review by Cato

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13/04/2018

An excellent take on the nasty side of politics, wherein a dishonest nobody is elevated to a mayor and thence to being elected to the governorship of his American state. It was Preston Sturges' first film as writer/director and it's wonderfully dry and satirical. Made in 1940 (when you could still clearly hear everything the actors said) it's a very clever film.

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