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About the Movie
Preston Sturges is at it again. The ingenious writer-director spins out a sinfully romantic comedy in The Lady Eve, and the "lady" of the title is Barbara Stanwyck. She's a calculating card shark who fleeces passengers on transatlantic ocean liners. When she discovers that an ingenious young millionaire (Henry Fonda) is on board, the scheming Stanwyck figures he'll be a pushover if she plays her cards right. Sure enough, he does fall for her, but surprise-she also falls for him. When he's tipped off that true romance is not in the cards because she's giving him a fast shuffle, Fonda's fondness fades. Now Stanwyck realizes that if she wants to win him back, she's got to stop her double-dealing, and she does but not before she turns up a few tricks of her own. "The Lady Eve has snap, crackle and plot and, with famous character actors also on deck, the movie is a winner, hands down."-Gene Shalit
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 32
- Fresh: 32
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 8.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Now there's no question about it: Preston Sturges is definitely and distinctly the most refreshing new force to hit the American motion pictures in the past five years.
Fresh: The picture returns the lately heavily dramatic Barbara Stanwyck to glamor.
Fresh: Third writer-director effort of Preston Sturges [from a story by Monckton Hoffe] is laugh entertainment of top proportions with its combo of slick situations, spontaneous dialog and a few slapstick falls tossed in for good measure.
Fresh: Barbara Stanwyck is the sexiest con woman ever captured on film.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1941
- © 1941 Paramount Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.