The Lady Eve (1941)

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Synopsis

A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him.

Cast

  • Barbara Stanwyck
  • Henry Fonda
  • Charles Coburn
  • Eugene Pallette
  • William Demarest
  • Eric Blore
  • Melville Cooper
  • Martha O'Driscoll
  • Janet Beecher
  • Robert Greig

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Metacritic

100

If I were asked to name the single scene in all of romantic comedy that was sexiest and funniest at the same time, I would advise beginning at six seconds past the 20-minute mark in Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve, and watching as Barbara Stanwyck toys with Henry Fonda's hair in an unbroken shot that lasts three minutes and 51 seconds.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
100

Writer-director Sturges' smoothest romantic comedy, starring Henry Fonda as a naive millionaire who gets fleeced by a pair of shipboard cardsharps. [05 Dec 1997]

Metacritic review by John Hartl
John Hartl
The Seattle Times
100

A wonderful picture set in a world of silly heirs and sharp-eyed dolls as remote from reality and yet wholly credible as that of P. G. Wodehouse.

Metacritic review by Kim Newman
Kim Newman
Empire