The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Director
Preston Sturges

Main cast
Claudette Colbert; Joel McCrea; Mary Astor; Rudy Vallée; Sig Arno

Genres
Comedy, Romance

Description
Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her.


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