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- JoAnn Squire
TCM are definitely 5 star rated movies. These movies were truly acted out by talented and gifted movie stars. You felt like, what ever happened in the movie, it was real! It was piercing at your heart! I love all TCM movies!!!
Drunks With Guns
WARNING: Guns and Alcohol should never be mixed! If you're going to "play" with your firearms, DON'T DRINK! If you're going to drink, keep the guns safely put away. The Ale and Quail Club is a disgrace and an insult to hunters everywhere. What if I started The Beer and Deer Club? Anyways, it's a great screw-ball comedy.
Love this film,esp too little onscreen time for "The Wienie King" who blows 'em all away.Joel is a great fit for Preston Sturges films.And Bill Demerest is always a hoot!
After enjoying this movie I read the credits and noticed the roles of the Bartender and the Porter were listed as "Colored Bartender" and "Colored Porter". Things were so different back in the early days of the silver screen.
Palm Beach Story
Sigh. Another one of those cliche flicks where the woman is useless and selfishly self-sacrificing and the man is too macho to accept any favors from anyone. Still .... I found myself laughing a lot! The great acting more than made up for the film's silly premise (and what's with that ca-razy opening credits scene??) The worst part of the movie is the needless and horrendous "Ale & Quail Club" scene on the train. Shooting at the bartender ......really?? The scene should have been left on the cutting room floor then tossed into a blast furnace for good measure.
Love and The Sausage King
Great film,love the sausage magnate.
The Palm Beach Story
The first time I watched this movie I laughed. And I laughed again this time. Highly recommend.
The Palm Beach Story
- Dashiell Barnes
A fine follow-up film from Sturges after "Sullivan's Travels." McCrea & Colbert are overshadowed by Sturges best cavalcade of characters, particularly Vallee in his greatest performance. The gullibility of each of the characters is what drives the story, thus creating excellent humour. A definite must-see for comedy lovers. I give it a 4.5/5.
Not a bad little film
- Mr. Blandings
While you don't agree with the money-driven motivations of Ms. Colbert's character, Gerry, thanks to Claudette, she still remains likeable and very funny. The chemistry between her and Joel McCrea makes for a couple of fairly sexy scenes. Mary Astor is very good in her role as the rich idler who marries for fun, but it is Rudy Vallee who steals the show with his hilarious performance as the wealthy but emotionally rigid J.D. Hackensacker III.
Um filme classico muito bom. O elenco está afinado e o filme é ótimo e gostoso de se ver
Romantic Triangles for Dummies.
- Frank Harris Horn
Preston Sturges, the Oscar-winning writer of "The Great McGinty", "Sullivan's Travels" and "The Lady Eve" presents Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea in one of the most elaborate screwball comedies of the '40s with Claudette as Geraldine, the frustrated wife of a struggling engineer (McCrea), who heads down to Florida, where she meets Rudy Vallee as a multi-millionaire, who is relentless in his attempt to romance her, and Mary Astor as his man-crazy sister is after him! This one is overflowing with Sturges-type madness--from the mystifying title sequence to the arrival of the Ale & Quail Club (not to mention the Weiner King!) almost to the point of idiotic insanity. Not exactly, my cup of tea. With William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Sig Arno, Robert Dudley, Chester Conklin, Robert Warwick, Jack Norton, Jimmy Conlin, Roscoe Ates & Frank Faylen.
One of the Best Comedies of the 40's
This is a great comedy with wonderful trimmings: fun title sequence, great supporting cast, magnificent Lubitsch-esque Paramount sets, and much more. I still can't figure out the beginning sequence as to why Colbert's sister is locked in the closet.
For those who enjoy screwball comedy at high speed, "The Palm Beach Story" can't be topped. This is Preston Sturges at his fastest, snappiest and zaniest. I love the way the seemingly superfluous sequence at the beginning of the film is woven back into the plot at the end. Joel McCrae and Claudette Colbert are in peak form and have wonderful chemistry together. Mary Astor has a terrific secondary role, and the rest of the cast is great as well. I happened to see "The Palm Beach Story" and Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" within a short space of time, each for the first time. I was so impressed by Joel McCrae, who starred in both. An underrated star, I think. "The Palm Beach Story" is hilarious, it's sophisticated and simply joy to experience.
Sexual Attraction Among Bluebloods
- Ann Brown
Watch Joel McCrea demonstrate his ability to make women go weak at the knees as he tries to win back his high maintenance wife (Claudette Colbert at her classiest, sexiest best). The characters breeze their way through the film firing snappy reparte at each other, which is smoldering with sexual innuendo. Rudy Vallee and Mary Astor are great as the second bananas, and the rest of the cast is tremendous. Don't miss Charles R. Moore's hilarious explanation of JD Hackensacker's tipping generosity. Romantic comedies just aren't this subtle and witty anymore.