Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Palm Beach story (1942) - Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor

Rating 8.0/10
Runtime: 88 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Preston Sturges
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Claudette Colbert ... Geraldine 'Gerry' Jeffers
Joel McCrea ... Tom Jeffers ('Capt. McGlew')
Mary Astor ... The Princess Centimillia
Rudy Vallee ... John D. Hackensacker III
Sig Arno ... Toto
Robert Warwick ... Mr. Hinch, Ale and Quail Club
Arthur Stuart Hull ... Mr. Osmond
Torben Meyer ... Dr. Kluck
Jimmy Conlin ... Mr. Asweld, Ale and Quail Club
Victor Potel ... Mr. McKeewie

Description: Married New Yorkers Tom and Geraldine Jeffers love each other, but money, or lack thereof, is causing problems in their marriage. Tom, an ideas man, needs $99,000 to finance his latest project - the working model of a suspended airport - money which no one is willing to provide. Gerry is feeling like a burden around her husband's neck as she, self-professed, has no marketable economic skills beyond her feminine wiles. So Gerry decides unilaterally to run off to Palm Beach, Florida and give Tom a divorce. Without money, she uses those feminine wiles to finesse her way to Palm Beach via train and yacht. One of those that assists her on her journey is extremely wealthy, single and straight-laced John D. Hackensacker III. Gerry thinks that John may be the answer to Tom's financial backing worries. So when Tom follows Gerry down to Palm Beach, she introduces him to John not as her soon to be ex-husband but rather her single brother, Captain McGlew, who John renames Mac. But with Mac being single and handsome, John's flamboyant and man-hungry sister Maude, also known as the Princess Centimillia, thinks she's found her next husband, just as John thinks he's found his future wife.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you very much,
Would you be so kind as to share others "preston sturges", specially "Unfaithfully Yours" , with (if possible) French subtitles?
Thank you again

dna said...

Thanks :)

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Just me :) said...

"Unfaithfully yours" will be posted on the blog in future, now I got lot of other movies to be posted

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your answer about "unfaithfully yours".I am an admirer of "Preston Sturges" and it is difficult to find his films in France