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Plot: 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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Zany fun…overflowing with Sturges madness!
THE PALM BEACH STORY is not to be confused with reality. It’s a zany romantic comedy given full speed treatment by director Preston Sturges who brought screwball comedy to an art form.
His script, full of hilarious one-liners that fly by almost too fast to catch, is acted to perfection by CLAUDETTE COLBERT, RUDY VALLEE and MARY ASTOR–with a less enthusiastic turn by JOEL McCREA who gives the only so-so performance, perhaps because none of the wittiest lines come his way. I’ve always liked this actor but here is performance is almost muted and strangely remote.
Nevertheless, if screwball comedy is your dish, this is one you can relish. From the moment Colbert gets aboard a train carrying her to Palm Beach, the fun starts and gets into high gear, racing toward a conclusion that is not altogether satisfying nor even remotely hinted at until the final few minutes of film. It’s a twist that somehow doesn’t ring true–the only really false note in an otherwise perfect screwball comedy.
Rudy Vallee is outstanding as a nutty millionaire, a role written expressly for him (and he even gets to sing a little)–and Mary Astor, as his husband hunting sister, is hilariously over the top as a woman who can’t stop talking while pursuing her man.
A good way to spend a pleasant 90 minutes.
Preston Sturges was at the top of his craft when he directed this film. The wonderful cast he put together for ” The Palm Beach Story” exceeds all expectations and made this a winning screwball comedy, typical of the times.
Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea made a fantastic couple. Both of the leading actors were excellent comedians; they do amazing work together. The supporting cast is first rate. Mary Astor and Rudy Valee are excellent as the rich siblings falling in love with the estranged Jeffers. In minor roles, Sig Arno, Robert Dudley, and the rest of the cast perform wonders and respond to Mr. Sturges’ direction.
The only things that don’t work as well with the rest of the film are the prologue and the ending. The end seems to indicate that Preston Sturges was running out of ideas. The multiple weddings are a bit hard to accept as they don’t seem real. The existence of a pair of twin siblings we knew nothing about while watching the film, appear to have been added out of desperation and thus make an ending to accommodate both rich Hackensackers.
As a curiosity note, throughout the film Ms. Colbert is seen only on the right hand side of the screen because of her desire of being photographed from the left side only. This actress had the uncanny ability to change herself to that side of the screen without anyone realizing what she’s doing. She might start with her whole face in front of the camera on the left hand side of the screen, but she always does something to change places with whoever is playing opposite her and wind up with her left profile for us to see.
Still, this is one of the best films by Preston Sturges, perhaps a notch behind “Sullivan Travels” and “The Lady Eve”.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Preston Sturges
Writer Preston Sturges
Actors Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee
Awards 1 win.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,547 m (9 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm