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Richmond Hill's rating of the film Sullivan’s Travels

A sublime balance of comedic modes: wisecracks, pratfalls and satiric asides, crafted with zest, zip and a minimum of exposition before the affecting second-half boils off the sugar. The morality is worn lightly, the romance touching and the playing spot-on: the epitome of lick, spit and polish - with a backbone of decency too. The confounding of the faux Hollywood travel with the darker second journey is superb.