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THE CRITERION COLLECTION

THE CRITERION COLLECTION

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This wild tale of wacky wedlock from Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve) takes off like a rocket and never lets up.

Joel McCrae (Sullivan’s Travels) and Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night) 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.

This wild tale of wacky wedlock from Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve) takes off like a rocket and never lets up.

Joel McCrae (Sullivan’s Travels) and Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night) 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.

Extras

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with writer and film historian James Harvey about director Preston Sturges
  • New interview with actor and comedian Bill Hader about Sturges Safeguarding Military Information, a 1942 World War II propaganda short written by Sturges
  • Screen Guild Theater radio adaptation of the film from March 1943
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

Additional Info

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SKU 5050629381634
Catalogue Number CC2435BDUK
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1942
Director Preston Sturges
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Countries USA
Colour Black & White
Language(s) English
Running time 88 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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