Freitag, 13. April 2012
The Palm Beach Story (Sturges, 1942) #TSPDT #168
There are a lot of really nice scenes in the film that felt like they posessed a light and innocent quality - although there were a lot of innuendos and hints at adultery in all directions. I especially loved the scenes in the beginning, the old sausage maker, the couple discussing their divorce and some of the slapstick scenes in the train.
But at a certain point the story fell a bit apart for me - the characters don't change enough throughout most of the picture. When all the errors resolve, most of that felt contrived to me. I really enjoyed most of everything else by Sturges, but I couldn't follow well on this one on my first viewing.