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The Palm Beach Story

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The Palm Beach Story

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
88 minutes
performer:
Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee
director:
Preston Sturges
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
75524
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

The Palm Beach Story Set in a world ”where people had two pools, one to catch the morning sun, another the afternoon,” Pulitzer’s third novel about the rich and snooty promises fizzy, glamorous fun — the literary equivalent of a glass of champagne. To wit: Two NOKDs (”Not our kind, dear”) — an earnest, beautiful photographer working on a magazine spread about Palm Beach’s ”old guard,” and her Ted Turnerish boss — find true love with two of Palm Beach’s biggest players, a boozy, filthy rich pretty boy and an uptight heiress, and get to expose a half-baked Colombian drug cartel in the process. Trotting out the usual array of yachts, Ferraris, and bulimic baronesses, Pulitzer once again has a perfect, diamond-encrusted handle on her deeply superficial milieu. B-MH</p>

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