The Palm Beach Story (1942)

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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.


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  • Claudette Colbert and Rudy Vallee in The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  • Claudette Colbert in The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  • Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea in The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  • Claudette Colbert in The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  • Claudette Colbert in The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  • Claudette Colbert in The Palm Beach Story (1942)

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Director:

Preston Sturges

Writer:

Preston Sturges

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21 December 2000 | lqualls-dchin
10
| Delirious screwball/slapstick romance
Even more dementedly frantic than The Lady Eve, this film is Preston Sturges's most delirious screwball/slapstick romance, with one of the most amazing bits of comic combustion in the Ale and Quail Club train sequence. It's not as neatly structured as The Lady Eve, but it's filled with hilarious gags, lines, and performances. Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea are remarkably composed and relaxed, but Rudy Vallee, Mary Astor, and all the other performers outdo themselves in energetic tomfoolery. When Vallee complains, plaintively, that the problem with the world is that the men most in need of a beating are usually enormous, or when Astor slyly suggests that she grows on people, like moss, you know you're hearing Preston Sturges's wit at its peak.

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