HELP ME FIND THE NAME OF THIS OLD MOVIE

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Does ANYBODY know the name of an old movie whose theme has been repeated at least once ( but probably a lot mnore often ) wherein the main character is a movie maker who is ruthless in his hunt for real life serious movie themes and along with his agent , manages to get himself imprisoned in a chain gang type penitentary with the help of the Governor . He and the other two are the only ones who know his true identity and the fact that he is researching for his new movie . Due to a series of unfortunate events his agent / manager and the Governor of the prison die unexpectedly leaving him trapped and incarcerated . He learns more than he bargained for and when our pompous friend finds himself with the other inmates at a prison showing of some cartoons or " funnies " , which he previously would have turned his nose up at , he discovers a side of his humanity he wasnt aware of and ends up roaring with laughter along with the other prisoners . I cant remember if it was B&W or in colour or if he escapes his predicament and begins to make movies to make people happy instead of depressed but this movie has stuck in my head for many years and I would love to look it up again . Can ANYBODY out there in IMDBLAND help me . Thanks for reading . Cheers . Alan
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Sounds like Sullivan's Travels (1941), an excellent film.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034240/
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Alan Lamont

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Thank you so much for getting back to me . The name didnt ring any bells but I put it into IMDB and when I saw some of the photos I THOUGHT WE HAD IT . The photo of Joel McRea looked just like a scene in the movie but no mention of being imprisoned etc . Nevertheless it great to know somebody took the time to answer my question and I thank you very much . Cheers .Alan
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Hey, if you think it's bad now, wait till you turn 70 and start telling people stories that you already told them a couple of days before . . .
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Alan Lamont

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Peter you obviusly led a more shelteres life than me or didnr drink as much as me when you were younger lol ..... I have been at that stage for a while so dont be surprised if you recieve a SECOND reply lol . Be good to yourself . Alan
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I need the name of an old black and white film. It starts with a small girl being visited by a woman who is a ghost but that the child doessnt know is a ghost, more of a friend who comes to see her and play. The small girl keeps finding her way to this house, where everyone is mean to her. The child doesnt know it but the ghost who is her friend is her mother. Her father has remarried but the child doesnt know it. The people in the house the small girl keeps finding her way to are her dead mothers family, and they know who she is. This movie is from the 1940, or 11950, can someone help me find the name of this old movie
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Might not be an exact match, but your description kind of reminds me of THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curse_of_the_Cat_People

And here's the IMDb listing:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036733/

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Thats the one, I only saw it back 40 years ago and was remembering what I could, great movie and thanks

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