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The Palm Beach Story ()


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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.

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Gerry Jeffers
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Tom Jeffers
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The Princess Centimillia
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J.D. Hackensacker III
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Toto
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Mr. Hinch
Arthur Stuart Hull ...
Mr. Osmond
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Dr. Kluck
Jimmy Conlin ...
Mr. Asweld
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Mr. McKeewie
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First Member Ale and Quail Club
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Second Member Ale and Quail Club
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Third Member Ale and Quail Club
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Fourth Member Ale and Quail Club (as Rosco Ates)
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Fifth Member Ale and Quail Club
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Sixth Member Ale and Quail Club
Sheldon Jett ...
Seventh Member Ale and Quail Club
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Wienie King
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Manager
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Pullman Conductor
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Conductor (as Alan Bridge)
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Colored Bartender (as Snowflake)
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Colored Porter
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Brakeman
Harry Rosenthal ...
Orchestra Leader
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Wife of Wienie King
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Lady coming out of ladies room on train during the posse episode (uncredited)
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Club Car Steward (uncredited)
George Anderson ...
The Gent (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ...
Yacht Steward (uncredited)
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Mike the Doorman (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Nightclub Dance Extra (uncredited)
James Carlisle ...
Train Passenger (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Nightclub Dance Extra / Store Employee (uncredited)
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Elderly Maid (uncredited)
Laurie Douglas ...
Maid in Princess' Room (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Gerry's Maid of Honor / Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
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Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ...
Store Employee (uncredited)
Alfred Hall ...
Bishop (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Dining Car Extra (uncredited)
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Prospect (uncredited)
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Member of Wedding Party (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Mate with Binoculars (uncredited)
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Officer O'Donnell (uncredited)
Edward McNamara ...
Officer in Penn Station (uncredited)
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Train Passenger (uncredited)
Esther Michelson ...
Near-Sighted Woman (uncredited)
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Man in Apartment (uncredited)
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Diner on Train (uncredited)
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Diner Waiter (uncredited)
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Sales Clerk (uncredited)
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Maid on Train (uncredited)
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Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
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Proprietor of Store (uncredited)
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Gateman at Penn Station (uncredited)
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Tom's Best Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Preston Sturges

Written by

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Preston Sturges ... (written by)
 
Ernst Laemmle ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Paul Jones ... associate producer
Buddy G. DeSylva ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Victor Young ... (music score)

Cinematography by

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Victor Milner ... director of photography

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Stuart Gilmore ... (edited by)

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Hans Dreier
Ernst Fegté

Makeup Department

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Wally Westmore ... makeup artist
Leonora Sabine ... hair supervisor (uncredited)

Production Management

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Frank Caffey ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hal Walker ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Sam Comer ... set dresser (uncredited)
Oscar Law ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Harry Lindgren ... sound recordist
Walter Oberst ... sound recordist
Howard Joslin ... sound crew (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Irene ... gowns: Miss Colbert

Music Department

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George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Walter Scharf ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Edwin Gillette ... secretary: Mr. Sturges (uncredited)
Sam Ledner ... dance director (uncredited)
Marie Morris ... production secretary (uncredited)
Harold Schwartz ... production assistant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her. Written by Col Needham

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Also Known As
  • Madame et ses flirts (France)
  • Atemlos nach Florida (Germany)
  • Un marido rico (Spain)
  • Mulher de Verdade (Brazil)
  • Florida-Express (Austria)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia Was to be Carole Lombard's role after she completed They All Kissed the Bride (1942) but her death in a plane crash had her replaced by Claudette Colbert in this film and Joan Crawford in the other. See more »
Goofs On the train: the men with the shotguns shoot out the glass of the same window several times. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Beverly Hills Cop II/Amazing Grace and Chuck/Ishtar/The Chipmunk Adventure (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Isn't It Romantic? See more »
Quotes Wienie King: Cold are the hands of time that creep along relentlessly, destroying slowly but without pity that which yesterday was young. Alone our memories resist this disintegration and grow more lovely with the passing years. Heh! That's hard to say with false teeth!
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