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Comedy and Drama Together

Preston Sturges is one of the greatest movie makers of all time. 

Preston Sturges' Christmas in July

Above: Earnest stars in Preston Sturges' “Christmas in July,” Dick Powell and Ellen Drew, in a story that doesn't date about goals, success, love, work, loyalty and life's inescapable mixture of pain and pleasure.

During the late 1930s to the mid 1940s, Preston Sturges wrote and directed seven of the greatest popular movies ever made and was a huge success at the box office too. Besides brilliant writing, casting and cinematography, his standout ability in his greatest works is the knack of combining broad humor with gut-wrenching drama in the same story without making you feel like they are at odds with each other.


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