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This wild tale of wacky wedlock from Preston Sturges takes off like a rocket and never lets up. Joel McCrea and Claudette Colbert play Tom and Gerry, a married New York couple on the skids, financially and romantically. With Tom hot on her trail, Gerry takes off for Florida on a mission to solve the pairís money troubles, which she accomplishes in a highly unorthodox manner. A mix of the witty and the utterly absurd, The Palm Beach Story is a high watermark of Sturgesís brand of physical comedy and verbal repartee, featuring sparkling performances from its leads as well as hilarious supporting turns from Rudy Vallee and Mary Astor as a brother and a sister ensnared in Tom and Gerryís high jinks.

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Special Features New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray New interview with writer and film historian James Harvey about director Preston Sturges New interview with actor and comedian Bill Hader about Sturges Safeguarding Military Information, a 1941 World War II propaganda short written by Sturges Screen Guild Theater radio adaptation of the film from March 1943 PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

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