About The Palm Beach Story

From the irrepressible mind of writer/director Preston Sturges comes one of the most insane screwball comedies ever made! Husband and wife Joel McCrea and Claudette Colbert are madly in love—and broke. When Colbert hatches an idea to divorce McCrea and marry a millionaire to fund her beloved’s engineering dreams, McCrea follows his wife to Palm Beach, where she has already hooked a bespectacled millionaire (Rudy Vallee) who has a man-eating sister (Mary Astor). From its bizarre opening sequence to its outrageous finale, The Palm Beach Story is a wild ride you don’t want to miss. [88 mins; comedy, romance; English]

“A censor-baiting treat” – Lou Lumenick, New York Post

“One of the outright funniest movies of its era, a veritable parade of wicked-rapid dialogue, absurdist narrative loops, and socially subversive attitude” – James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk

“Brilliant, simultaneously tender and scalding” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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