The Palm Beach Story

The Palm Beach Story

DVD - 2005
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A comedy of love and money, divorce and marriage, brothers and sisters.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2005
ISBN: 9781417037902
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Apr 23, 2019

VERY GOOD 1942 Preston Sturges romantic screwball comedy with fine performance by Claudette Colbert and others. A bit whack trip into how money and romance do and don't mix.

Feb 24, 2019

1942's "The Palm Beach Story" ends on such a preposterous, asinine, and cringe-worthy note that this moment totally renders what happens in the story before as being utter garbage. It's true.

Written and directed by the apparently respected playwright, Preston Sturges - I'm completely convinced here that Sturges must have held his intended audience in absolute contempt to have foisted this putrid excrement on them.

Yes. I do know full-well that the Hays Code was in effect during this era in movie-making history - But, with that said - I swear that Hollywood must've had a really low opinion of the intelligence level of American adults back then to have offered them utter junk such as this, expecting them to lap-it-up and come running back for more (which, of course, they did).

Feb 23, 2019

Preston Sturges's comedy masterpiece. In 1942, romantic comedy was a dominant genre, and had become so confident of its appeal that it felt free to become nonsense: beautiful, sophisticated nonsense, as light and delicious as a glass of champagne. Who but a rube or a humorless grump wouldn't want to live in Sturges's sparkling New York, and to take a yacht, an airplane or a train (without the Ale and Quail Club) to his screwball Palm Beach?

Jul 02, 2018

Claudette Colbert is such a natural actor. It doesn't even feel like she is acting at all! And, Joel McCrea plays the part so stuffy but he is so endearing. This movie is full-out silly but an absolute pleasure to watch!

Jul 23, 2015

This version is part of the Criterion Collection. Their movies ARE subtitled, but they do not have a menu option to choose subtitles. If you turn on the subtitle function on your dvd player directly, the subtitles will appear.

Apr 06, 2015

Very disappointed there were no subtitles or closed captioning. I was unable to watch it.


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