The Palm Beach Story

The Palm Beach Story

DVD - 2015
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"This wild tale of wacky wedlock from Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve) takes off like a rocket and never lets up. Joel McCrea (Sullivan's Travels) and Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night) play Tom and Gerry, a married New York couple on the skids, financially and romantically. With Tom hot on her trail, Gerry takes off for Florida on a mission to solve the pair's money troubles, which she accomplishes in a highly unorthodox manner. A mix of the witty and the utterly absurd, The Palm Beach Story is a high watermark of Sturges's brand of physical comedy and verbal repartee, featuring sparkling performances from its leads as well as hilarious supporting turns from Rudy Vallee and Mary Astor as a brother and a sister ensnared in Tom and Gerry's high jinks."--Container.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2015.
ISBN: 9781604659443
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : Dolby digital mono. sd., b&w ; 12 cm. + 1 folded sheet insert.


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Jul 02, 2018

Claudette Colbert is such a natural actor. It doesn't even feel like she is acting at all! And, Joel McCrea plays the part so stuffy but he is so endearing. This movie is full-out silly but an absolute pleasure to watch!

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