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The captivating Claudette Colbert stars as the frustrated wife of struggling engineer Joel McCrea. In a seemingly amicable agreement, 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 man-crazy sister (Mary Astor) is after him! The foursome's story unfolds through intensely humorous dialogue, flirtatious situations and a splendid soundtrack.
Although it gets a little hysterical at times, this is a great screwball comedy with Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Rudy Valee and Mary Astor. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Susan Reynolds
Oh, I love these old movies. There is "meat on the bone", contentwise, humorwise, etc...The DVD technically speaking is of very good quality as well.Published on Feb. 19 2013 by B. D. Loosen
This is a classy, sexy, side-splitting comedy. So why is it not out on DVD?!
Buy it, Please! Maybe if enough copies are sold someone will release this gem on DVD. Read more
Preston Sturges, as a director, had a strong fancy for trains. In SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, he had a great railroad yard sequence in which an old tramp was killed by a streamliner, and... Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2001 by "scotsladdie"
Hollywood comedy barely gets better than this Preston Sturges glory. It's impossible to work out which is better - the wild imaginings and swiss-watch precision of the comic... Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2001 by David J. Phillips
There was a time when the movies were meant to be an escape from reality. Durning the 30's and 40's this was most definitely true. Read morePublished on May 30 2001 by Alex Udvary
The movie is a light frothy comedy, too insubstantial for my taste. There is not much story and no depth to the characters. Read morePublished on May 12 2001 by M. Halai
When buying a movie on VHS, DVD or Laserdisc, there's only one rule I'll consider: Is this movie rewatchable? Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2001 by E. Lambeth
I hope I'm this funny when I'm almost 60! Comedies don't always hold up well over the years; *we* just don't find the same things funny that *they* did. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2000 by Peggy Rust