Actors of "The Palm Beach Story"
Characters of "The Palm Beach Story"
Directors of "The Palm Beach Story"Preston SturgesBirthdate: 29 August 1898, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Creators of "The Palm Beach Story"Preston SturgesBirthdate: 29 August 1898, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Palm Beach Story"Lou Lumenick New York PostApril 11, 2015
This might not be the funniest film of Sturges' brilliant '40s heyday ("The Miracle of Morgan's Creek"), or the most subversively romantic ("The Lady Eve"), or the best made ("Sullivan's Travels"), but it's definitely a censor-baiting treat.Variety Staff VarietyNovember 13, 2007
This Prestton Sturges production is packed with delightful absurdities.Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago ReaderFebruary 09, 2007
Rudy Vallee turns in his best performance as a gentle, puny millionaire named Hackensacker in this brilliant, simultaneously tender and scalding 1942 screwball comedy by Preston Sturges.Bosley Crowther New York TimesMay 20, 2003
It should have been a breathless comedy. But only the actors are breathless -- and that from talking so much.Kate Muir Times (UK)January 28, 2016
In many ways this screwball comedy is a precursor to Some Like It Hot, but with a silkier wit and some gorgeous fashions.Sean Axmaker Seanax.comMarch 14, 2015
Leave it to Preston Sturges to create the sexiest and most grown-up romantic comedy of his day.Eric Melin Lawrence.comFebruary 28, 2015
It's about as breezy, carefree, and anarchic as romantic comedies get. Full of absurd comedic digressions and bookends that still don't quite make sense, this eccentric road trip comedy would likely never get made in today's Hollywood climate.James Kendrick Q Network Film DeskFebruary 07, 2015
one of the outright funniest movies of its era, a veritable parade of wicked-rapid dialogue, absurdist narrative loops, and socially subversive attitudeKeith Phipps The DissolveFebruary 04, 2015
Even as Colbert and McCrea trade fast-paced dialogue and fall into each others' arms, they sell their characters' marriage as one whose fire desperately needs tending.
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