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Title The Palm Beach story [videorecording] / Universal ; a Paramount Picture ; written and directed by Preston Sturges.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    PAL    Available
Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1
Series The Criterion collection ; 742.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 742.
System Details DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Language In English with optional English SDH subtitles.
Cast Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Robert Warwick, Chester Conklin, Al Bridge, Rosco Ates.
Credits Director of photography, Victor Milner ; music score, Victor Young ; art direction, Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegté ; edited by Stuart Gilmore ; Miss Colbert's gowns by Irene.
Note DVD release of the 1942 motion picture.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Tom and Gerry, a married New York couple who are on the skids, financially and romantically. With Tom hot on her trail, Gerry takes off for Florida on a mission to solve the pair's money troubles, which she accomplishes in a highly unorthodox manner.
Note Special features: New 4K digital restoration; James Harvey on Sturges (new interview with writer and film historian James Harvey); BIll Hader on Sturges (new interview with actor and comedian Bill Hader); Radio adaptation (Screen Guild Theater radio adaptation of the film from March 15, 1943, starring Claudette Colbert, Randolph Scott, and Rudy Vallee); Safeguarding military information (short film from 1941, written by Preston Sturges and distributed by the War Activities Committee of the Motion Picture Industry, appearance by Eddie Bracken); Insert features an essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek.
Subject Spouses -- Drama.
Marital conflict -- Drama.
Inventors -- Drama.
Paramours -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Palm Beach (Fla.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romantic comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Sturges, Preston, screenwriter, film director.
Colbert, Claudette, actor.
McCrea, Joel, 1905-1990, actor.
Astor, Mary, 1906-1987, actor.
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986, actor.
Demarest, William, actor.
Pangborn, Franklyn, 1889-1958, actor.
Warwick, Robert, 1878-1965, actor.
Conklin, Chester, 1888-1971, actor.
Bridge, Al, 1891-1957, actor.
Ates, Roscoe, 1895-1962, actor.
Milner, Victor, 1893-1972, director of photography.
Young, Victor, 1900-1956, composer (expression)
Dreier, Hans, 1885-1966, art director.
Fegté, Ernst, 1900-1976, art director.
Gilmore, Stuart, 1913-1971, film editor.
Irene, 1901-1962, costume designer.
Harvey, James, 1929- interviewee (expression)
Hader, Bill, 1978- interviewee (expression)
Scott, Randolph, 1898-1987, voice actor.
Bracken, Eddie, 1915-2002, actor.
Zacharek, Stephanie, writer of supplementary textual content.
Paramount Pictures, Inc., production company.
Universal Pictures (Firm), film distributor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Broadcaster of radio adaptation: Screen guild theater.
Container of (work): Safeguarding military information.
ISBN 9781604659443
Standard No. 715515136013
Music No. CC2436D The Criterion Collection

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