U.S., 1942, 88 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Preston Sturges, Not Rated, Universal

The Palm Beach Story

Saturday, June 3

“One of the absolute greatest of all screwball comedies.” —Mike Massie, Gone With The Twins

“This Preston Sturges production is packed with delightful absurdities.” —Variety

In a seemingly amicable agreement, Gerry Jeffers (Claudette Colbert) hops a train to Palm Beach where divorces come easy. Desperate to escape a group of obnoxious millionaires on the train to Florida, Colbert hides out in a sleeping car where she meets, unbeknownst to her, one of the world's richest men (Rudy Vallee) who is relentless in his attempt to romance her.

Upon their arrival in Palm Beach, Colbert is met by her husband who has come to claim her back only to find that Vallee's sister (Mary Astor) is after him! The foursome's story unfolds through intensely humorous dialogue, flirtatious situations and a splendid soundtrack.

Join us this summer for The Absurdity of Life: A Screwball Comedy Series, a delightful selection of timeless movie classics, guaranteed to transport you to a bygone era filled with charm, romance, and laughter. Stay after each screening and join fellow audience members for an informal chat to discuss the movies.

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