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The Lady Eve

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Lady Eve
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"A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naive 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."--Container.
Title: The lady Eve
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2001]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sd., b&w. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Paramount picture ; produced by Paul Jones ; written and directed by Preston Sturges
Notes: Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1941
Includes commentary by Marian Keane and the 1942 Lux radio theater adaptation (Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland)
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: "A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naive 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."--Container.
Additional Contributors: Sturges, Preston
Jones, Paul 1901-1968
Stanwyck, Barbara 1907-1990, Actor
Fonda, Henry 1905-1982, Actor
Coburn, Charles Actor
Pallette, Eugene 1889-1954, Actor
O'Driscoll, Martha 1922-1998, Actor
Demarest, William Actor
Blore, Eric 1887-1959, Actor
Milland, Ray Actor
Hoffe, Monckton 1880-1951
Paramount Pictures, inc
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1559409142
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy LADY
Credits: Cinematography, Victor Milner ; editing, Stuart Gilmore ; musical direction, Sigmund Krumgold.
Performers: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, William Demarest, Eric Blore, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, Melvilloel Cooper, Martha O'Driscoll, Janet Beecher.
System Details: DVD, mono
Other Language: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Hoffe, Monckton, 1880-1951 Film adaptations Man-woman relationships Drama Swindlers and swindling Drama Impostors and imposture Drama Deception Drama Fathers and daughters Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy films
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Swindlers and swindling
Impostors and imposture
Deception
Fathers and daughters
Publisher No: CC11567D Criterion Collection
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A man and his daughter con people on an ocean liner. Then, like any good romantic comedy, she falls for the mark. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart.

Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Cobern are a father and daughter team fleecing the rich. Until she falls in love with the all too fleece-able Henry Fonda.


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Nov 13, 2014
  • dstanwyck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Can you imagine: Stanwyck and Fonda! No team could be better. Funny, they were so diametrically opposed politically that even with their opposite points of view, they were great friends and wonderful playmates. Them, plus Demarest and Pallette and and Coburn AND the great, great Sturges - a pure delight. And that goes for the several times I've seen the film.

Sep 26, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Few directors will have as many movies placed in the National Film Registry as Preston Sturges. "The Lady Eve" was his third movie that he both wrote and directed. In fact, he was the first writer Hollywood writer allowed to direct his own movie. He knew what he wrote and he knew who he wanted to say the lines he had written. In this case, Barbara Stanywck and Henry Fonda were his choices. She plays a card shark posing as a member of a rich family and Henry Fonda an innocent millionaire. The two would have many twists and turns in their relationship. It is all wonderful fun and made for a classic movie.
P.S. KCLS has 3 copies "The Lady Eve" and none are checked out. This is an excellent time to have a wonderful movie right away.

Jun 03, 2014
  • forever_ice17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favourite movies of all time! Stany and Harry are wonderful together. Hilarious and fun this is a must see film.

Jan 13, 2014
  • LadySugar rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious, I didn't expect it to be this hilarious. It was silly yet enjoyable

Jun 14, 2013
  • FrankJ21 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nonsense, meaningless, but enjoyable. Without any vulgar language or porn, which contemporary videos seem to think essential.

Sep 03, 2011
  • fillups rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck have rarely been better and never funnier. Neither would have more successful screen chemistry. Fonda is heir to a fortune and Stanwyck is a con artist that he can't help tripping over.

The movie has some of Sturges best dialogue and several ingenious twists. One of the best romantic comedies of all time.

Jan 24, 2011
  • c_anderson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Barbara Stanwyck is amazing in this film - a virtuoso performance. Some great plot twists, and an excellent closing line.

Jan 19, 2011
  • cassini rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best romantic comedy ever made.

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Jan 20, 2011
  • cassini rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 20, 2011
  • cassini rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A conwoman falls in love with her intended victim, but he is told who she really is and breaks off the relationship. She gets her revenge by adopting a different identity, seducing him, and then breaking his heart.

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Jan 20, 2011
  • cassini rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Jan 20, 2011
  • cassini rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jan 20, 2011
  • cassini rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jan 19, 2011
  • cassini rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You see Hopsi, you don't know very much about girls. The best ones aren't as good as you think they are, and the bad ones aren't as bad. Not nearly as bad.

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Feb 14, 2011
  • cassini rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lady Eve

Jean gets Charles alone for the first time when they go to her cabin for a new pair of shoes. Having been up the Amazon for a year, he is somewhat overwhelmed by the experience.

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