Palm Beach Story

April 28

An inventor needs funding for his big project, his wife decides to divorce him and marry a millionaire to get the money. With logic like that what could possibly go wrong? Oscar-winner Sturges directed six screwball comedy masterpieces – this is one of them.

Guest speaker: Dr Nick Smedley, film historian, author of Roots of Modern Hollywood and forthcoming book on Preston Sturges

Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

‘Like drinking a chilled glass of champagne, down in one.’ The Guardian.


Film Information

Title Palm Beach Story
Directed by Preston Sturges
Country USA
Genre Comedy
Classification U
Running Time 88 mins
Release Year 1942
Subtitles No
Colour No (B&W)
Film Notes Download