Directed by Preston Sturges • 1942 • United States
Starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor
This wild tale of wacky wedlock from Preston Sturges takes off like a rocket and never lets up. Joel McCrea and Claudette Colbert play Tom and Gerry, a married New York couple on the skids, financially and romantically. With Tom hot on her trail, Gerry takes off for Florida on a mission to solve the pair’s money troubles, which she accomplishes in a highly unorthodox manner. A mix of the witty and the utterly absurd, THE PALM BEACH STORY is a high-water mark of Sturges’s brand of physical comedy and verbal repartee, featuring sparkling performances from its leads as well as hilarious supporting turns from Rudy Vallee and Mary Astor as a brother and a sister ensnared in Tom and Gerry’s high jinks.
Directed by Lou Breslow • 1951 • United States
Starring Dick Powell, Peggy Dow, Joyce Holden
Every dog has his day in this delightfully offbeat fantasy comedy. After his eccentric millionaire owner bequeaths his vast fortune to his beloved German shepherd, it looks like the pooch, King, is one s...