The Lady Eve
A conniving father and daughter meet
up with the heir to a brewery fortune, a wealthy but naïve snake
enthusiast, and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table.
Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their
prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot
to re-conquer his heart. One of Sturges' most clever and beloved romantic
comedies, The Lady Eve balances broad slapstick and sophisticated
sexiness with perfect grace. Stars Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Eugene
Pallette and William Demarest.
Selected for the Library of Congress' National Film Registry of American
DVD - The Criterion Collection
- Available Subtitles: English
- Video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich
- Commentary by: noted film scholar Marian Keane
- Original Theatrical
- 1942 broadcast of the Lux Radio Theater adaptation, performed by
Barbara Stanwyck & Ray Milland
- Publicity Stills
- Production Stills
- Edith Head costume designs
Ebert's essay on this DVD Classic.
Black & White
Country: United States