The Lady Eve Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1444

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 51

Theatrical Release Date: 02/25/1941

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Preston Sturges

Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest, Eric Blore

Plot: After a year in the Amazon, a bumbling but rich young man is headed home on a ship when he meets, and falls in love with, a beautiful cardsharp. After a misunderstanding, however, he rejects her, and so she must disguise herself to get back into his life.

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Snoogans - wrote on 02/25/2015

This film rests solely on Stanwyck's shoulders. Her presence elevates this so-so story. Without her, it's pretty much forgettable.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/21/2011

Henry Fonda, with his wide-eyed acting style, is perfect in his role as a bumbling and naive millionaire. Barbara Stanwyck has never been more entrancing and, when the two come together, its comic gold. Great early comedy that still holds up today.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 06/15/2013

Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) is a con artist trying to lure Charles Pike (Henry Fonda). Jean works with her father "Colonel" Handsome Harry Harrington (Charles Coburn) and his partner Gerald (Melville Cooper), Direction was solid, soundtrack lively and the performance of Stanwyck was exceptional. The wooden portrayal of Fonda was uninspiring and dull. The screenplay was impressive with lines: "Children don't respect their parents anymore." "That's the tragedy of the rich. They don't need anything." - Harry. "A man who couldn't forgive isn't a man." - Jean. The pace was smooth though some scenes felt prolonged especially when Jean confesses the truth to Charles. Dialogue was complex and unrealistic though it fit the film nicely. In conclusion, The Lady Eve is a good romantic …

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