"Police Sergeant: How does the girl fit in this picture?
Sullivan: There's always a Girl in the picture. Haven't you ever been to the movies?"
― A police sergeant and John L. Sullivan about The Girl.
The Girl (real name unknown) is the deuteragonist of the 1941 comedy film Sullivan's Travels. She's a washed up former actress, who later became John Sullivan's companion and love interest.
She was portrayed by Veronica Lake.
Why She Rocks
- As part of the film's satire-like substance, she mainly serves as a play on the usual female companion in the movies.
- She's a very noble and loyal companion to John L. Sullivan who loves and cares about him, even moreso than Sullivan's actual greedy wife.
- Veronica Lake does a great performance of her character, which his pretty impressive considering this is her second lead role.
- Despite not getting a proper name, she has enough traits to make her compelling and interesting. She's surprising pretty responsible and independent despite her rough past.
- She has a couple of great comedic moments along with Sullivan, such as her tricking Sullivan and pushing him into his own pool, or anytime she disguises herself his a boy.