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The Palm Beach Story

Preston Sturges / US, 1942 / 88 min.

Preston Sturges’ screwball comedy upends the American gender norms of the 1940s. Dreamer, and architect-inventor Tom’s attractive, intelligent and perceptive wife Gerry leaves him to find a billionaire …

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It’s not that Tom and Gerry don’t love each other anymore, yet Gerry (film star Claudette Colbert) is sick of being poor nor can she tolerate dreamer Tom (Joel McCrea, also in Sullivan’s Travels) any longer.

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This movie is suitable for all ages

Director

Preston Sturges

Production year

1942

Country

US

Original title

The Palm Beach Story

Length

88 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD of FRA of ENG

Format

DCP

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Written and Directed by Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges is one of Hollywood’s Big Names. He took the thirties screwball comedy genre to new heights, with dialogue that still sounds surprisingly natural and mature today.

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