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The Great McGinty

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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: January 31, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Universal Studios

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 622
As a political comedy, it's far-fetched but certainly engaging. Full Review
Film4
May 24, 2003
Sturges displays plenty of ability in accentuating both the comedy and dramatic elements of his material, withal maintaining a consistent pace in the unreeling. Full Review
Variety
Nov 13, 2007
Rating: A- -- It's the kind of ironical film Capra wouldn't or couldn't make. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Aug 2, 2006
Rating: 3.5/5 -- The trademark Sturges dialogue is in rare form here, each character armed with a quiver full of tart jabs and put-downs.
Filmcritic.com
Jan 12, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- You won't make a mistake, believe us, if you stuff the ballot-box for The Great McGinty. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Deliciously biting political satire.
Movie Mom
Oct 21, 2004
Preston Sturges's first film as writer-director (1940) and one of his most cynical comedies -- a cut below his best work, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't see it. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000

Description by OLDIES.com:

Depression-era bum Dan McGinty (Brian Donlevy), intrigued by the offer of quick cash for ballot stuffing, makes himself a fortune while securing a reputation among local politicians as an adept scam man. Encouraging his talents, a crooked political boss (Akim Tamiroff) grooms McGinty from a lowly bill collector to State Governor. Taken with his new wife (Muriel Angelus), the rising leader discovers a desire for reform, but instead must battle against his vengeful cronies who are keen on keeping him from exposing the unethical side of government.

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  • Sales Rank: 69,465
  • UPC: 025192397417
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