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    Fleeing her now-drunken escorts from the Quail & Ale club, freeloader Gerry (Claudette Colbert) meets frugal millionaire John D. Hackensacker (Rudy Vallee) in a sleeper car in Preston Sturges' The Palm Beach Story, 1942.

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