Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. USA, 1942. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Preston Sturges. Cinematography by Victor Milner. Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva. Music by Victor Young. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte. Costume Design by Irene. Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.
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 Rudy Vallee while also attracting a charmless dolt (Joel McCrea). Features some of the funniest moments in screwball comedy history, plus a hysterical supporting performance by Mary Astor as a featherbrained “society” woman.