Boys from Syracuse, The (1940): Sutherland’s Musical

A. Edward Sutherland helmed The Boys from Syracuse, a musical based on a stage production by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, which in turn was based on Shakespeare’s play The Comedy of Errors.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Interior Decoration (b/w): John Otterson

Special Effects: John P. Fulton, photographic; Bernard B. Brown and Joseph Lapis, sound

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Interior Decoratio Oscar went to “Pride and Prejudice.”  The Special Effects Award went to “The Thief of Bagdad,” for duplicating Allan Jones (the masters) and Joe Penner (the slaves).