History Film / ThePalmBeachStory

27th Mar '17 9:11:23 AM Mdumas43073
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The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry (Colbert), the wife, comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom ([=McCrea=]), a struggling inventor, so she can get a new rich husband to help Tom with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce (with Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole plan), and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.

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The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry (Colbert), the wife, comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom ([=McCrea=]), a struggling inventor, so she can get a new rich husband to help Tom with his plans for an above-ground airport.

Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce (with Tom right behind her because he divorce--with Tom, who disapproves of the whole plan), and plan, following right behind her--and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.
27th Mar '17 9:10:39 AM Mdumas43073
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The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry (Colbert), the wife, comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom ([=McCrea=]), a struggling inventor, so she can get a new rich husband to help Tom with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole plan, and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.

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The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry (Colbert), the wife, comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom ([=McCrea=]), a struggling inventor, so she can get a new rich husband to help Tom with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, divorce (with Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole plan, plan), and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.
27th Mar '17 9:10:02 AM Mdumas43073
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The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry, (Colbert), the wife, comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom ([=McCrea=]), a struggling inventor, so she can get a new rich husband to help Tom with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole plan, and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.

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The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry, Gerry (Colbert), the wife, comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom ([=McCrea=]), a struggling inventor, so she can get a new rich husband to help Tom with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole plan, and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.
27th Mar '17 9:09:48 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Palm Beach Story'' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy from writer/director Creator/PrestonSturges, starring Creator/ClaudetteColbert and Joel [=McCrea=].

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''The Palm Beach Story'' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy from writer/director written and directed by Creator/PrestonSturges, starring Creator/ClaudetteColbert and Joel [=McCrea=].
27th Mar '17 9:09:24 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Palm Beach Story'' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy from writer/director Creator/PrestonSturges. The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry, the wife (Creator/ClaudetteColbert) comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom (a struggling inventor played by [=Joel McCrea=]) so she can get a new rich husband to help her ex-husband with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole thing, and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.

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''The Palm Beach Story'' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy from writer/director Creator/PrestonSturges. Creator/PrestonSturges, starring Creator/ClaudetteColbert and Joel [=McCrea=].

The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry, (Colbert), the wife (Creator/ClaudetteColbert) wife, comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom (a ([=McCrea=]), a struggling inventor played by [=Joel McCrea=]) inventor, so she can get a new rich husband to help her ex-husband Tom with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole thing, plan, and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.
2nd Mar '16 12:32:37 PM Prfnoff
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'''''The Palm Beach Story''''' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy from writer/director Creator/PrestonSturges. The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry, the wife (Creator/ClaudetteColbert) comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom (a struggling inventor played by [=Joel McCrea=]) so she can get a new rich husband to help her ex-husband with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole thing, and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.

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'''''The ''The Palm Beach Story''''' Story'' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy from writer/director Creator/PrestonSturges. The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry, the wife (Creator/ClaudetteColbert) comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom (a struggling inventor played by [=Joel McCrea=]) so she can get a new rich husband to help her ex-husband with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole thing, and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.
6th Feb '16 6:15:13 PM LongTallShorty64
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'''''The Palm Beach Story''''' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy from writer/director Creator/PrestonSturges. The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry, the wife (Claudette Colbert) comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom (a struggling inventor played by [=Joel McCrea=]) so she can get a new rich husband to help her ex-husband with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole thing, and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.

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'''''The Palm Beach Story''''' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy from writer/director Creator/PrestonSturges. The story concerns a New York couple who are struggling to make ends meet. Gerry, the wife (Claudette Colbert) (Creator/ClaudetteColbert) comes up with a ZanyScheme to divorce her husband Tom (a struggling inventor played by [=Joel McCrea=]) so she can get a new rich husband to help her ex-husband with his plans for an above-ground airport. Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce, Tom right behind her because he disapproves of the whole thing, and she captures the eye of one of the richest men in the world, Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee). Tom butts in and has to pretend to be his wife's brother, and he becomes the target of affection from the multiple-divorced sister of Hackensacker, the princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.
6th Jan '16 8:18:09 AM mlsmithca
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Toto is this to the Princess.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Toto is this has attached himself to the Princess.Princess like a limpet, but she is sick of the sight of him and just wants him to leave. He either can't understand her attempts to get rid of him, or can understand them but feigns ignorance so that he can keep living off her fortune.



* BrutalHonesty: The princess is this towards Toto.

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* BrutalHonesty: The princess is this towards Toto.Princess tries being completely blunt to Toto about her lack of affection for him in an attempt to get rid of him. It doesn't work.



* ButtMonkey: Toto, all the way. The Princess has long since lost interest in him, but since he doesn't understand English well enough to take the hint (or is simply too stubborn to give up), she has resorted to trying to push him away by treating him with utter contempt.

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* ButtMonkey: Toto, all the way. The Princess has long since lost interest in him, but since he doesn't understand English well enough to take the hint (or is simply too stubborn and/or addicted to a life of luxury to give up), she has resorted to trying to push him away by treating him with utter contempt.



* PairTheSpares: To other people, namely, the twins of the leads.

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* PairTheSpares: To Hackensacker and his sister are left single by Tom and Gerry's decision to stay married to each other people, namely, - until the twins of revelation that each has a twin sibling. Hackensacker promptly marries Gerry's sister, while the leads.Princess promptly marries Tom's brother.
22nd Aug '15 12:39:45 PM jayoungr
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* ComedyOfRemarriage: Gerry goes to Palm Beach to begin divorce proceedings and is determined to make Hackensacker her new husband while Tom tries to persuade her to come back to him.
18th Aug '15 9:48:53 PM jayoungr
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* SerialSpouse: The princess has possibly been married six times; she's had three divorces and two annulments, and she says she's "not quite through with the Prince" (although she is certainly looking for candidates to replace him).
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