Thursdays at the Museum: The Palm Beach Story (film)

(1942/directed by Preston Sturges) 

Screwball comedy master Preston Sturges (Sullivan’s Travels, Christmas in July) pulls out all the stops in this hilarious, risqué saga of a bumbling, bankrupt inventor (Joel McCrea), whose wife (Claudette Colbert) decides that the best way to raise money for her beloved husband’s new project – and to have some fun in the process – is to divorce him and marry Palm Beach millionaire J. D. Hackensacker III (Rudy Vallee). (88 min.) 


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