Tag: Preston Sturges

April 6, 2007 / / Film Notes

In a decade full of smart, independent heroines, Preston Sturges created some of the most indelible female protagonists to grace the screen. His leading ladies crackled with intelligence, possessed rapier wits, and had the kind of resourcefulness to find benefit in some rather difficult accidents. That Sturges worked with some of the most recognizable and enduring talent of his era – among them Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert, and Betty Hutton – helped take his work from merely memorable and clever to unforgettable.