The Palm Beach Story Movie Review 1942

Information and Film Reviews for The Palm Beach Story the Movie

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Young architect Tom Jeffers (McCrea) dreams of building an airport and his adoring wife Gerry (Colbert) decides to help him out--by divorcing him. That way she can head to Palm Beach, marry rich, and finance Tom's ambitions. So Gerry sets her considerable charms on catching eccentric J.D. Hackensacker (Vallee). When Tom follows, he becomes prey for J.D.'s tart-tongued sister (Astor). Takes amusing aim at the idle rich with Sturges's trademark witty, sophisticated dialogue.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Screwball Comedy, Marriage, Architects & Architecture
Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn
Victor Milner
Preston Sturges
Paramount Pictures

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