The Great McGinty

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The Great McGinty

great depression politics black and white depression era banana republic hobo election fraud

The Great McGinty

Release Date: August 01, 1940

Year    :   1940
Slogan    :   «It's Two-Fisted FUN! A fightin' fool gives you laughter of a lifetime..!»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Paramount
Director    :   Preston Sturges
Producers    :   Buddy G. DeSylva, William LeBaron
Writers    :   Preston Sturges
RunTime    :   82 mins.

Told in flashback, Depression-era bum Dan McGinty is recruited by the city's political machine to help with vote fraud. His great aptitude for this brings rapid promotion from "the boss," who finally decides he'd be ideal as a new, nominally "reform" mayor; but this candidacy requires marriage. His in-name-only marriage to honest Catherine proves the beginning of the end for dishonest Dan...

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