- Award Snub: The film was ignored at the Oscars.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Veronica Lake's character (simply known as The Girl) has gotten her share of fans, not only for being Ms. Fanservice, but also for being a strong and loyal companion to Sullivan.
- Signature Scene: John sitting in a theater with convicts, all laughing at a comedy.
- Vindicated by History: Not too many people liked the film when it first came out, and it didn't get any nominations in the Academy Awards. Now it's considered one of the greatest comedies of its era.
- The Woobie: Sullivan himself becomes this in the third act when he gets robbed of all his money, tossed onto a freight car, struck with amnesia, loses his identity and thrown in a labor camp.
YMMV / Sullivan's Travels