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The Lady Eve

Cast

Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette View All


Crew

Preston Sturges (Screenplay), Preston Sturges (Director), Monckton Hoffe (Screenplay), Monckton Hoffe (Story) View All

Release: Feb. 25th, 1941
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes
It's no accident when wealthy Charles falls for Jean. Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named...
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mark f
The Lady Eve does follow a certain Preston Sturges formula, although none of his films could ever be considered formulaic.
Takoma11
There is a standout sequence in which Jean, Charles, and the Colonel are playing a game of cards--the Colonel is using every slight-of-hand trick he knows to beat Charles, while Jean capably goes head-to-head with slight-of-hand of her own to ensure that Charles does not lose.
Gideon58
Jean feels burned and wants revenge on Charles and shows up at the home of Charles' family pretending to be a titled English aristocrat named Lady Eve in an attempt to torment Charles, but he just falls in love with her all over again.


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