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The Palm Beach Story

Yönetmen Preston Sturges
ABD, 1942
Romantik, Komedi


Claudette Colbert intends to leave her husband, Joel McCrea, a struggling New York architect, and move to Palm Beach in a matter-of-fact search for a wealthy husband—to help fund the work of her true love, McCrea. Not willing to give her up, McCrea follows in hot pursuit.

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The Palm Beach Story Yönetmen Preston Sturges
Because there is no romantic comedy less certain about the notion of lasting love than The Palm Beach Story (1942), there is no movie more comforting… The Palm Beach Story is the diamond bracelet of romantic comedies: glittering, extravagant in feeling and in laughs, representative of all the things you might buy in the moonlight and come to regret the next day—but just look at the thing!
January 21, 2015
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Practicality and comedy don’t generally go hand in hand, but Sturges succeeds in making The Palm Beach Story as hilarious as it is realistic. Its happy ending insists again that a relationship devoid of money is an uphill battle, even as it abruptly introduces an absurdist twist that retroactively makes sense of the bizarre opening credits sequence. Mister, we could use a man like Preston Sturges again.
January 21, 2015
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Sturges’s broadest masterstroke ensures that, even as the clock runs out, the dramatic stakes melt away just as quickly. Who but Sturges could conceive of The Palm Beach Story without a seriocomic courtroom climax, or a mad scheme to halt a wedding already in progress, or some other timeworn mechanism? The Sturges alternative: a gentle implosion of expectations, as if the rug could be pulled out from under us merely by tugging on a stray thread.
January 20, 2015
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