Rent The Palm Beach Story (1942)

3.7 of 5 from 83 ratings
1h 24min
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Synopsis:
Penniless husband, Tom Jeffers (Joel McCrea) looks like he is losing his scatterbrained wife, Gerry (Claudette Colbert) to multi-millionaire John D. Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee) when she walks out on him and heads for fun and sun in Palm Beach, Florida. They become involved with any number of outrageous characters, played by many of the Sturges regulars in hilarious cameos. The witty, sparkling dialogue, poking merciless fun at, amongst other targets, money and sex, is unforgettable.
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Directors:
Producers:
Buddy G. DeSylva
Writers:
Preston Sturges, Ernst Laemmle
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, New Releases, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/05/2008
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/11/2019
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New interview with writer and film historian James Harvey
  • New interview with actor and comedian Bill Hader
  • Safeguarding Military Information, a 1941 World War II propaganda short written by Preston Sturges Screen Guild Theater radio adaptation of the film from March 1943
  • An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

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Reviews (1) of The Palm Beach Story

Breathless comedy. - The Palm Beach Story review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
26/06/2012

Inspired Preston Sturges screwball comedy starring the brilliant Claudette Colbert, but stolen by rich, innocent Rudi Vallee. Features wonderful plot complications.

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