Free Screening: Hollywood Classic Season: The Great McGinty

The Great McGinty is one of the funniest political satires ever filmed. Shown as part of Grassmarket Community Project's Classic Hollywood Season on 18th November.

Free Screening: Hollywood Classic Season: The Great McGinty

About Free Screening: Hollywood Classic Season: The Great McGinty

18th November 2020
7.30pm
Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2QA
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The Great McGinty (1940)

A film classic from 1940 that is, in effect, a story told in flashback. Dan McGinty, played by western stalwart Brian Donleavy, is a bar-man in a corrupt country, whose life was irrevocably changed due to ‘one crazy minute’ of honesty.
Once he was a tramp who was offered a sum of money to commit voter fraud. He is so successful at this fraud that he comes to the attention of a local political fixer. McGinty moves his way up from heavy to political protégé, until such a point as the bum is the man set to become mayor. One of the funniest political satires ever filmed.

Shown as part of our Classic Hollywood Season.Dir: Preston Sturges
U, US, Comedy, 81mins

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