Sullivan's Travels (1941) Poster


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The Kid (1921)
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Sullivan calls his wife the "Panther Woman"

Referenced in 

Stardust Memories (1980)
comedy director doesn't want to direct comedies anymore
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Woody Allen finds new life after laughing at the Marx Brothers much like Joel McCrea is inspired to make comedies again after watching Pluto cartoons in the theater and hearing the convicts' laughter.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Roger sits in the theater and watches Goofy in the same manner that Joel McCrea sits in the theater and watches Pluto.
The Simpsons: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (1991) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode is a reference to the name of the fictional book Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? from the film.
Barton Fink (1991)
Barton's speech is based on Sullivan's claim that he wants to make films about the "common man".
The Complete Citizen Kane (1991) (TV Movie)
William Alland mentions it. Also, photograph is shown.
Grand Canyon (1991)
Davis asks Mack if he has seen this film
The Player (1992)
In both films, a producer urges a writer to make sure his new movie has "a little sex in it."
Amos & Andrew (1993)
The title of Andrew's play/movie, "Yo, Brother, Where Art Thou?", is based on the film-within-a-film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" from "Sullivan's Travels."
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
The comment of the two cab drivers ("Enter the dame." - "There's one in every story.") on Amy entering the coffee shop paraphrases Sullivan's line "There's always a girl in the picture".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredible Melting Man (1996) (TV Episode)
Servo mentions the film by name.
Mousehunt (1997)
the portrait with the changing expressions
Sex and the City: Models and Mortals (1998) (TV Episode)
Nick says he'd like to fuck Veronica Lake the year made Sullivan's Travels.
Sliders: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (1998) (TV Episode)
title references book from movie
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Among the many episodes experienced by the "undercover" screenwriter researching for his sceenplay of the same name that then appear in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" are a little boy helping the main character escape a posse via roadster; nighttime escape by scaling a wall with sheets tied into a rope; hopping a freight car; a chain gang being shown a movie; and, at the very end, the question of the permanance of a marriage.
The Ladykillers (2004)
The portrait over the fireplace changes expressions through the movie just like in Sullivan's Travels.
Preston Sturges and 'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek' (2005) (Video)
Mentioned in reference to Diana Lynn's sarcastic dialogue.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Go to Hell (2007) (TV Episode)
Brass mentions this movie and its star Veronica Lake talking to Ronnie Lake, a new CSI.
Numb3rs: Atomic No. 33 (2008) (TV Episode)
Don says that Sullivan's Travels is his all time favorite movie.
Numb3rs: Where Credit's Due (2009) (TV Episode)
Don asks Colbie if has ever seen Sullivan's Travels, comparing the viewpoints of Sullivan and Chris McNall.
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
title on theater marquee
30 Rock: Christmas Attack Zone (2010) (TV Episode)
Tracey's serious acting aspirations are lifted from Preston Sturges 1941 film 'Sullivan's Travels', a film about a comedy film director who wants the studio to let him make a serious film
Well Wishes (2015)
Theme of identity and the nature of Durwood's character.


Playful Pluto (1934) (Short)

Featured in 

The Cinematographer (1951) (Short)
A clip from the film is shown.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Shown in kissing montage
Hollywood Mavericks (1990)
McCrea discusses "a little sex" in the script at studio
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) (TV Movie)
McCrea argues with studio execs
Due South: The Witness (1995) (TV Episode)
Film shown in prison cinema
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen: Censored (1996) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #39 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #25 on the list.
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #61 on the list.
Numb3rs: Atomic No. 33 (2008) (TV Episode)
Don and Robin watch the movie
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.7 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jeff Greenfield shows a clip to illustrate the film's use of language

Spoofed in 

Barton Fink (1991)
Sullivan answers the policeman's question "How does the girl fit in this picture?" with "There's always a girl in the picture. Haven't you ever been to the movies?". In Barton's room at the Hotel Earle there's a picture with a woman in it which later on is referred to with the same double meaning.

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