The Palm Beach Story

  • 1942
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Preston Sturges at full tilt, with Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea, Rudy Vallee, and Mary Astor. Joel is a crazy young architect who has dreams of building a magnificent airport. Claudette is his adoring wife who, in search of investment money for her beloved's dreams, runs away to Palm Beach with the Ale and Quail Club and meets Rudy, the incredibly...read more

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01:58 — A happily married woman plans to divorce her inventor husband and marry a millionaire in order to finance his work. Very funny and original script!
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02:17 — Trailer for The Palm Beach Story. The captivating Claudette Colbert stars as the frustrated wife of struggling engineer Joel McCrea. In a seemingly a (more…)

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Screwball romp about a wife who decides to aid her struggling-inventor husband by divorcing him, marrying a rich man and then acting as her ex's benefactress, so she heads to Florida, playground to a boozy bunch of wacky millionaires.

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  • Review: Preston Sturges at full tilt, with Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea, Rudy Vallee, and Mary Astor. Joel is a crazy young architect who has dreams of building a magnificent airport. Claudette is his adoring wife who, in search of investment money for her be… (more)

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