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The Palm Beach Story


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 ([[Performer~P47163~Joel McCrea~joelmccrea]]) and Gerry Jeffers ([[Performer~P14003~Claudette Colbert~claudettecolbert]]) 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...more