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150 Ratings

The Great McGinty

Directed by Preston Sturges
United States, 1940


Brian Donlevy plays Dan McGinty, a Chicago hobo who is hired by local political bosses as a “professional voter”, casting ballots under a variety of assumed names in various districts.

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The Great McGinty Directed by Preston Sturges

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1941 | Winner: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Critics reviews

It would be difficult to find a more hilariously pessimistic take on the subject of government corruption than 1940’s The Great McGinty… [It] was the first feature directed as well as written by The Great Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story), and like his other films, it’s far too uproarious to be upsetting.
December 12, 2013
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