The Palm Beach Story (1942)

PRESTON STURGES

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Excellent Preston Sturges comedy about a runaway bride (Claudette Colbert) without a dime to her name who stows away on a railroad bound for Florida and ends up befriending the rich families on board. Arriving in Florida she becomes houseguest to smitten heir  while also attracting a charmless dolt (). Features some of the funniest moments in screwball comedy history, plus a hysterical supporting performance by Mary Astor as a featherbrained “society” woman.

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