Aroview: Another fine Preston Sturges comedy, this concerns a gifted but struggling architect (McCrea), whose wife (Colbert) abandons him for the hope of snagging a millionaire.
Her dreams come true when one of the world's richest men (Vallee) becomes entranced during a train journey to divorce-capital Palm Beach. However the luckless McCrea is just as strongly determined to win her back and sets off in hot pursuit. With finely detailed gags and that artful Sturges dialogue that teeters on the edge of absurdity, this is champagne-quality Hollywood.
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) I didn't enjoy this as much as The Lady Eve, it seemed a bit static and wordy, with the comedy tacked on instead of integral. But what words - "It's one of the tragedies of this life that the men most in need of a beating up are always enormous". ~HiFi
3 stars (Good Enough) Well written with snappy dialogue. Claudette is in every scene and maintains a uniformly good performance. The best scenes are those involving the Ale and Quail Club members - this segment would be worthy of development as a film in its own right. ~tubbs
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