The big announcement lands tomorrow
Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
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Director: Ryan Gosling Stars: Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mend...
Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Argentinian auteur Pablo Trapero will head the jury
Type: Gallery | Date: Monday, Apr 7, 2014
Fox currently owns the movie rights to the word 'mutant' so the quest...
Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Bennett Miller's delayed prestige drama will likely premiere in Competition
Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Mar 16, 2014
Latest bootee discusses her meltdown and her super-shelter
Type: Gallery | Date: Friday, Mar 7, 2014
Vocals to close your eyes to. Grab a tambourine. Mar 12 - House of Vans @ ...
Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Abdellatif Kechiche becomes only the fifth director to win the award twice
Type: Gallery | Date: Sunday, Nov 10, 2013
In the middle of the second break of the thirty-ninth season of “Saturd...
Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Jan 3, 2010
As for the opening reels, the principal motivating factor is money. After a deliberately confusing pre-credit sequence (not explained until the film's punch line), Tom Jeffers (Joel McCrea) and Gerry Jeffers (Claudette Colbert) are married. "And so they lived happily ever after," exults a title card, "...or did they?" Well, they didn't. After five years of marriage, Tom hasn't raised a dime with his pie-in-the-sky inventions. Using the sort of logic common to Sturges heroines, Gerry decides that the only way to help her husband is to divorce him, marry a wealthy man, and use the second husband's money to finance Tom's schemes. Borrowing money from a generous self-made business mogul known only as the Wienie King (Robert Dudley), Gerry boards a train to Palm Beach, FL, where all the rich folk go. En route, she is "adopted" by the Ale & Quail Club, a group of perpetually drunken millionaires whose idea of a good time is to shoot their rifles at everything that moves (among the club members are such Sturges regulars as William Demarest, Robert Warwick, Jimmy Conlin, Robert Greig, Jack Norton, and Dewey Robinson). Taking refuge from this rowdy crew, Gerry makes the acquaintance of likeable stuffed shirt John D. Hackensacker III (Rudy Vallee), who happens to be one of the wealthiest men in the Western Hemisphere. While Gerry spoons with Hackensacker in Palm Beach, the confused Tom (remember him?) dallies with Hackensacker's man-crazy sister, Princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). How all this straightens itself out is better seen than described, which is pretty much the case whenever one discusses Sturges' singular work, and The Palm Beach Story is vintage Sturges with one side-splitting sequence after another. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide