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The Palm Beach Story (2-Nov-1942)

Director: Preston Sturges

Writer: Preston Sturges

Music Score: Victor Young

Producer: Buddy G. DeSylva

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

Gerry decides to divorce her husband Tom, thinking herself an inadequate wife and their marriage a failure. She departs for Palm Beach for a quickie divorce, there meeting a millionaire who immediately falls for her; perhaps she can marry this man and finance Tom's invention. Fast, hysterical screwball comedy. Fantastic opening.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sig Arno
27-Dec-1895 17-Aug-1975 The Palm Beach Story
Mary Astor
3-May-1906 25-Sep-1987 The Maltese Falcon
Roscoe Ates
20-Jan-1895 1-Mar-1962 The Champ
Claudette Colbert
13-Sep-1903 30-Jul-1996 It Happened One Night
William Demarest
27-Feb-1892 28-Dec-1983 The Great McGinty
Robert Greig
27-Dec-1879 27-Jun-1958 Sullivan's Travels
Joel McCrea
5-Nov-1905 20-Oct-1990 Ride the High Country
Franklin Pangborn
23-Jan-1888 20-Jul-1958 Character actor, 1920s to 1950s
Rudy Vallee
28-Jul-1901 3-Jul-1986 Singer, actor, bandleader
Robert Warwick
9-Oct-1878 6-Jun-1964 Alias Jimmy Valentine


Claudette Colbert   ...   Gerry Jeffers
Joel McCrea   ...   Tom Jeffers
Mary Astor   ...   The Princess Centimillia
Rudy Vallee   ...   J. D. Hackensacker III
William Demarest   ...   First Member Ale and Quail Club
Franklin Pangborn   ...   Manager
Robert Warwick   ...   Mr. Hinch
Chester Conklin   ...   Sixth Member Ale and Quail Club
Al Bridge   ...   Conductor
Roscoe Ates   ...   Fourth Member Ale and Quail Club
Sig Arno   ...   Toto
Arthur Stuart Hull   ...   Mr. Osmond
Torben Meyer   ...   Dr. Kluck
Jimmy Conlin   ...   Mr. Asweld
Victor Potel   ...   Mr. McKeewie
Jack Norton   ...   Second Member Ale and Quail Club
Robert Greig   ...   Third Member Ale and Quail Club
Dewey Robinson   ...   Fifth Member Ale and Quail Club
Sheldon Jett   ...   Seventh Member Ale and Quail Club
Robert Dudley   ...   Wienie King
Arthur Hoyt   ...   Pullman Conductor
Snowflake   ...   Colored Bartender
Charles R. Moore   ...   Colored Porter
Frank Moran   ...   Brakeman
Harry Rosenthal   ...   Orchestra Leader
Esther Howard   ...   Wife of Wienie King


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