The Palm Beach Story

"Good"

The Palm Beach Story Review


Preston Sturges makes screwball extreme in this crazy comedy about an architect (Joel McCrea) and his wife (Claudette Colbert). When McCrea can't sell any designs, Colbert leaves him for a millionaire, with the idea that she'll get him to fund Joel's work. Absurd (and never mind what it says about marriage), but lots of fun, particularly on Colbert's train ride to Palm Beach.


The Palm Beach Story

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Run time: 88 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 7th November 1942

Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video

Production compaines: Paramount Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 21

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

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Starring: as Geraldine 'Gerry' Jeffers, as Tom Jeffers, as The Princess Centimillia, as John D. Hackensacker III, as Toto, Robert Warwick as Mr. Hinch, Arthur Stuart Hull as Mr. Osmond, Torben Meyer as Dr. Kluck, Jimmy Conlin as Mr. Asweld, Victor Potel as Mr. McKeewie, as First Member Ale and Quail Club, Jack Norton as Second Member Ale and Quail Club, Robert Greig as Third Member Ale and Quail Club, as Fourth Member Ale and Quail Club, Dewey Robinson as Fifth Member Ale and Quail Club, Chester Conklin as Sixth Member Ale and Quail Club, Sheldon Jett as Seventh Member Ale and Quail Club, Robert Dudley as Wienie King, as Manager, Arthur Hoyt as Pullman Conductor, Al Bridge as Conductor, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones as Colored Bartender, Charles R. Moore as Colored Porter, Frank Moran as Brakeman, Harry Rosenthal as Orchestra Leader, Esther Howard as Wife of Wienie King, as Taxi Driver (uncredited), J. Farrell MacDonald as Officer O'Donnell (uncredited), Edward McNamara as Officer in Penn Station (uncredited), Bert Moorhouse as Diner on Train (uncredited)

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