Sunday, April 25, 2010

365 Movies: The Palm Beach Story Review

The Palm Beach Story stars Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Rudy Vallee, and Mary Astor in this 1942, Preston Sturges' film. The film is about couple, Gerry(Colbert) and Tom(McCrea), who are on the brink of divorce, when the wife decides a divorce is needed. The couple have been living poorly financially, and Gerry believes that if she were to divorce Tom, that things would be easier for the both of them. Instead of going to Reno to divorce, Gerry instead goes to Palm Beach and meets two very wacky siblings, that makes her change her mind pretty quickly. It's a sophisticated but fun film to watch. Claudette and Joel play off each other so well and Mary and Rudy are great as the rich siblings. There really is no down side to this film. Though, it isn't my favorite Preston Sturges', its still a marvelous film.

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1 comment:

Sally said...

I love Claudette Colbert and this one sounds really cute!! will add to must-see list!