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The Palm Beach Story ; 1942  ·  Posted by Tallulah

Director: Preston Sturges
Actors: Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee, William Demarest
Country: U.S.A.

OH MY GOD! I am in such a hyper mood right now (or maybe just giddy?) but I absolutely LOVED this film. Please excuse the craziness of this post and its moments when my Valley Girl tendencies pop out because this film has made me so happy. It was charming in so many ways and everything worked perfectly. The chemistry between McCrea and Colbert was perfect, Astor was looking as beautiful as ever, and well… this film was wonderful. It put me in a happy mood and… and… I don’t know! I want everyone to watch it with me and I want to rewatch it now! I’m not sure how much men would like this film (how should I know? I’m not a man!) but maybe everyone will like it as much as I do. Or at least I hope so! The only aggravating scene was the drunk scene with the Ale and Quail Club, but drunk people can be aggravating anyway in real life thus I guess it fits perfectly. From the get-go I was already excited when the credits started and until the very end, I was into every second of it. Even Colbert as Gerry, the selfish yet self-less wife, is lovable although her motives are sort of odd to say the very least, but there is no way that anyone can say that they don’t like Gerry.

I implore you to watch this and I promise that you won’t be disappointed!

Sturges is getting a lot of attention on this blog, isn’t he? Maybe this blog will have an entry on every one of Sturges’ films; how exciting that would be! And maybe an entry on Sturges as well… ooh~ I’m getting all excited just thinking about it!

IMDb Link: The Palm Beach Story
Where to buy: Amazon.com

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