This masterpiece by Preston Sturges is perhaps the finest movie-about-a-movie ever made. Hollywood director Joel McCrea, tired of churning out lightweight comedies, decides to make O Brother, Where Art Thou-a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he knows nothing of hardship, he hits the road as a hobo. He finds the lovely Veronica Lake-and more trouble than he ever dreamed of.
Audio commentary by Noah Baumbach, Kenneth Bowser, Christopher Guest, and Michael McKean
Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer, a 76-minute documentary made by Kenneth Bowser for PBS' American Masters series
Interview with Preston Sturges' widow Sandy Sturges
Hedda Hopper interview with Preston Sturges
Archival audio recordings of Sturges singing his original composition "My Love" and reciting the poem "If I Were King"