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The Palm Beach Story U rating

Marriage and money cause unending chaos in this sublime screwball comedy from of of the masters of the form - Preston Sturges.

Comedy 1942 88 mins

Director: Preston Sturges



Preston's Sturges' sparkling saga of sex, lies and money sees a woman (Claudette Colbert) leave her husband (Joel McCrea) because of pressing financial problems; as she boards a train for Florida in the hope of finding a wealthy second husband, she just happens to bump into a dotty billionaire (Rudy Vallée). Then things get really complicated... Almost outrageously imaginative, the film revels in marvellously colourful characters and pleasingly absurd coincidence.