* WealthyYachtOwner: Hackensacker.
''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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