Sullivan's Travels


  • Joel McCrea as John L. Sullivan
  • Veronica Lake as The Girl
  • Robert Warwick as Mr. Lebrand
  • William Demarest as Mr. Jonas
  • Franklin Pangborn as Mr. Casalsis
  • Porter Hall as Mr. Hadrian
  • Byron Foulger as Mr. Johnny Valdelle
  • Margaret Hayes as Secretary
  • Robert Greig as Burrows, Sullivan's butler
  • Eric Blore as Sullivan's valet
  • Torben Meyer as The doctor
  • Georges Renavent as Old tramp

Cast notes:

  • This was the sixth of ten films written by Preston Sturges that William Demarest appeared in.[3]
  • Members of Sturges's unofficial "stock company" of character actors who appear in Sullivan's Travels include George Anderson, Al Bridge, Chester Conklin, Jimmy Conlin, William Demarest, Robert Dudley, Byron Foulger, Robert Greig, Harry Hayden, Esther Howard, Arthur Hoyt, J. Farrell MacDonald, Torben Meyer, Charles R. Moore, Frank Moran, Jack Norton, Franklin Pangborn, Emory Parnell, Victor Potel, Dewey Robinson, Harry Rosenthal, Julius Tannen and Robert Warwick. Eric Blore had appeared in The Lady Eve and Porter Hall would go on to appear in three other Sturges films: The Great Moment, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek and The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend, Sturges's last American film.
  • Preston Sturges has a cameo appearance as the film director in the scene set in a film studio where The Girl sees Sullivan's picture in the paper and recognizes him. The man she almost runs into on the street outside the studio is Ray Milland.[4]
  • Another member of the production staff appeared in the film as well: associate producer Paul Jones appeared as "Dear Joseph", the late husband of "Miz Zeffie", in a photograph in which the man's expression changes.[4]

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