The Palm Beach Story 1942 PG

3.00PM Sun 21 Jun 2020 (1hr 28mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

The Palm Beach Story will screen from an imported 35mm print.

‘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 watermark 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.’ Criterion

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 88 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: PRESTON STURGES / CINEMATOGRAPHER: VICTOR MILNER / EDITOR: STUART GILMORE / PROD CO: PARAMOUNT PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PICTURES AUSTRALIA / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM