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The Palm Beach Story 1942

  • Preston Sturges
  • November 7, 1942
  • 88 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Romance
Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her.

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This is good. It's the third best Sturges behind The Lady Eve and Sullivan's Travels, but it's good. I love Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night and she's great in this.

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