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Paul Jensen

THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942) 3.5 stars

Preston Sturges was among the very first writer/directors in Hollywood and during the war years he made plenty of masterpieces. His ear for dialogue was remarkable and the comedic performances he managed to get out of his actors are priceless. The Women in his films always tended to be stronger and the absurdity of the stories caught the attention of the viewer until the end. You gotta love Colbert in this movie - she's so hysterical and smart!

 

Genre: Comedy
Director: Preston Sturges