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* MotorMouth: The princess wll not stop chattering.

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* MotorMouth: The princess wll will not stop chattering.


* 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.


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* DivorceIsTemporary: 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.


* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: The Ale and Quail Club shooting up their boxcar after too much booze.

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: The Two members of the Ale and Quail Club Club, on the wrong side of a large quantity of booze, ask the bartender to throw crackers through the air so that they can shoot them like clay pigeons. The first member just pretends to fire his gun, but the second man has loaded his gun with live ammunition. Instead of being horrified as his companion's recklessness, the first man loads ''his'' gun with live ammunition, and soon the entire club are shooting up out the windows, the light fixtures, the glasses behind the bar... and judging from the conductors' reactions, this isn't even their boxcar after too much booze.first bout of drink-induced stupidity on their trains.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Toto speaks an indistinguishable (presumably European) language.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Toto speaks an indistinguishable (presumably European) language.[[note]] His actor, Sig Arno, was a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who specialised in playing {{Funny Foreigner}}s.[[/note]]



* BrickJoke: The opening sequence. At first, it appears as though Gerry is simultaneously tied up in a closet and scrambling to get to her wedding on time, while Tom seems to be in two different cars wearing two different suits and with two different people at the same time. At the end of the film, it turns out that Tom and Gerry both have identical twin siblings; Tom's brother was engaged to Gerry's sister, but Gerry was also in love with Tom's brother while Tom was also in love with Gerry's sister, and so both tried to replace their siblings in the original wedding... meaning the only pair who ''weren't'' in love with each other were the ones who ended up married to each other.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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The opening sequence. At first, it appears as though Gerry is simultaneously tied up in a closet and scrambling to get to her wedding on time, while Tom seems to be in two different cars wearing two different suits and with two different people at the same time. At the end of the film, it turns out that Tom and Gerry both have identical twin siblings; Tom's brother was engaged to Gerry's sister, but Gerry was also in love with Tom's brother while Tom was also in love with Gerry's sister, and so both tried to replace their siblings in the original wedding... meaning the only pair who ''weren't'' in love with each other were the ones who ended up married to each other.other.
** When the Wienie King and his wife first view Tom and Gerry's apartment, the building manager assures them that their tenants are rigorously screened; the sound of a rehearsing operatic soprano suddenly bursts forth from one apartment, and the manager assures his prospective new tenants that she was let in by mistake and will be thrown out the next morning. Halfway through the film, when Gerry is on her way to Palm Beach by train, the Wienie King shows up at Tom and Gerry's apartment again, but now as their neighbour - sure enough, the opera singer was evicted, and he and his wife moved into the newly vacant apartment.



* 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.

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* ButtMonkey: Toto, all the way. The By the time we meet him, 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), up and has accordingly affected ObfuscatingStupidity), she has resorted to trying to push him away by treating him with utter contempt.



* ICantHearYou: The Wienie King is very hard of hearing, so most conversations involving him result in assorted misunderstandings (several times, he mishears "Who are you?" as "''How'' are you?" and answers "Fine, thank you!") or the other speakers having to repeat themselves (sometimes more than once) or simply speak in louder voices than usual.



* TriggerHappy: The Ale and Quail Club members on the train.
* WealthyYachtOwner: Hackensacker.

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* TriggerHappy: The Ale and Quail Club members on the train.
train. When they organise a "hunting party" to find Gerry after she flees their carriage when they get so drunk they start shooting everything in the lounge, their guns keep going off as they march down the corridors with their dogs leading the way. Miraculously, no-one is killed or even injured.
* WealthyYachtOwner: Hackensacker.Hackensacker, as one of the richest men in the United States, naturally has a yacht, ''The Erl King'',[[note]] An AccentDepundent dual reference; as well as alluding to the fairy king from German folklore, it is a phonetic representation of "The Oil King" in an early 20th century New York accent.[[/note]] which he inherited from his grandfather. Gerry is bowled over by it; Hackensacker doesn't seem as fond of it, and says he prefers to travel by train.


* AlcoholHic: One of the members of the Ale and Quail Club is so drunk, this is his only method of communication.

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* AlcoholHic: One of the members The president of the Ale and Quail Club is so drunk, this is his only method of communication.



--->'''Tom:''' ([[ItMakesSenseInContext pretending to be Captain [=McGloo=]]]) Don't you ever talk about anything but [[UnusualEuphemism Topic A]]?\\

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--->'''Tom:''' ([[ItMakesSenseInContext ''([[ItMakesSenseInContext pretending to be Captain [=McGloo=]]]) [=McGloo=]]])'' Don't you ever talk about anything but [[UnusualEuphemism Topic A]]?\\


* BrickJoke: The opening sequence. At first, it appears as though Gerry is simultaneously tied up in a closet and scrambling to get to her wedding on time, while Tom likewise seems to be in two incompatible situations as he scrambles to get to the wedding. At the end of the film, it turns out that Tom and Gerry both have identical twin siblings; Tom's brother was engaged to Gerry's sister, but Gerry was also in love with Tom's brother while Tom was also in love with Gerry's sister, and so both tried to replace their siblings in the original wedding... meaning the only pair who ''weren't'' in love with each other were the ones who ended up married to each other.

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* BrickJoke: The opening sequence. At first, it appears as though Gerry is simultaneously tied up in a closet and scrambling to get to her wedding on time, while Tom likewise seems to be in two incompatible situations as he scrambles to get to different cars wearing two different suits and with two different people at the wedding.same time. At the end of the film, it turns out that Tom and Gerry both have identical twin siblings; Tom's brother was engaged to Gerry's sister, but Gerry was also in love with Tom's brother while Tom was also in love with Gerry's sister, and so both tried to replace their siblings in the original wedding... meaning the only pair who ''weren't'' in love with each other were the ones who ended up married to each other.



* MoodWhiplash: Near the end of the first act, Tom and Gerry have spent the night together after having too much to drink, but Gerry is still resolved to divorce Tom and leaves him an emotional farewell note. She tries to attach it to the bedclothes with a safety pin while Tom is asleep - only to accidentally stick him with the pin, jarring him awake and sparking him into chasing after her as she tries to leave.



* OfficerOHara: When Gerry initially heads out to start divorce proceedings, Tom yells from his apartment window to a policeman on the street below that she has stolen his suitcase. The Irish-accented officer's name is revealed to be O'Donnell (though Tom initially guesses it to be Mulligan), and he ultimately decides not to charge Tom with false arrest, insisting that he and Gerry simply learn to get along, as he did with his own wife.



* TakeThat:

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* TakeThat:TakeThat: The script gleefully goes after the eternal low-hanging fruit of the reputation politicians have for self-serving dishonesty.

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* BalconyWooingScene: Hackensacker performs the serenade "Goodnight Sweetheart" with complete orchestra beneath Gerry's balcony, though producing the opposite of the desired effect.


Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce--with Tom, who disapproves of the whole 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.

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Gerry runs away to Palm Beach to get her divorce--with Tom, who disapproves of the whole 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).(Creator/MaryAstor). As they get deeper and deeper into this scheme, Gerry begins to have second thoughts.


''The Palm Beach Story'' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy written and directed by Creator/PrestonSturges, starring Creator/ClaudetteColbert and Joel [=McCrea=].

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''The Palm Beach Story'' is a 1942 ScrewballComedy written and directed by Creator/PrestonSturges, starring Creator/ClaudetteColbert and Joel [=McCrea=].
Creator/JoelMcCrea.


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.


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.


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.


''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=].


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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.


'''''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.


'''''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.

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