Directed by Preston Sturges
This is an entertaining movie with a really stupid message. It promotes movies that have absolutely no meaning to escape from every day troubles. I don't blame it though; I would want to escape 1941 as well. However, I don't think it should be ranked like it is among movies that really made a difference.
This film is about a director who decides to take to the road to understand "real" America. He meets Veronica Lake along the way. She is only 4'11'', did you know that? Kate Basinger did a good job of acting like her in LA Confidential. Great movie...
Wow. I am really digressing. The point is, this is really an entertaining but meaningless film. I guess I am just a snob since most 1001 movies are pretty deep.
Veronica Lake was pregnant during this movie.
#61 in AFI's top 100.
Coen brothers used the title O Brother Where Art Thou for their 2000 film.
Premiere voted the movie poster #19 in 25 Greatest Movie Posters.