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The Lady Eve

3 Ratings: 3.3
1941 motion picture starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda

The Lady Eve is a 1941 screwball comedy film about a mismatched couple who meet on a luxury liner, written by Preston Sturges based on a story by Monckton Hoffe, and directed by Sturges, his third directorial effort, after The Great McGinty and Christmas … see full wiki

Director: Preston Sturges
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 25, 1941
2 reviews about The Lady Eve
review by . May 31, 2012
With little comedy and no romance, this Lady Eve fails to tempt
         The Lady Eve (1941) disappoints because it lacks a Joel McCrea moment. It needs at least three of them.      Writer/director Preston Sturges also created Sullivan's Travels (1941), in which McCrea stars as a successful movie director disillusioned by what he believes are the triviality and irrelevance of his profession. His quest to find the inspiration to make an important movie goes astray and he ends up in jail. As he and his fellow …
review by . January 18, 2009
In "The Lady Eve" Henry Fonda stars as Charles Pike, the heir to the Pike Ale fortune ("The Ale That Won for Yale"). An ophiologist (a snake expert), he just spent a year "up the Amazon" looking for rare snakes with his cynical and protective guardian/valet Muggsy (played by William Demarest).  Returning home on an oceanliner the extremely shy and vulnerable Mr. Pike becomes the primary target of a father-daughter team of con artists intent on seperating the young man from his fortune.  …
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