The Palm Beach Story

Sturges was riding high in the early '40s, writing and directing comedies of such density and wit that a moment's inattention might make an audience miss six great one-liners, five amazing bits of business, four eight-syllable words, and three crowd scenes. And few of his films were as smoothly accomplished as The Palm Beach Story, a knowing satire on the driving forces of sex and money, with Colbert fleeing from her righteous and penniless husband into the ridiculous arms of yachtsman billionaire Rudy Vallee. Hilarious, irresistible, impeccably cast.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Preston Sturges
Screenwriter: Preston Sturges
Cast: Claudette Colbert
Franklin Pangborn
Robert Warwick
William Demarest
Mary Astor
Sig Arno
Rudy Vallee
Joel McCrea
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