Sunday, January 31, 2010

365 Movies: The Lady Eve Review

The Lady Eve stars Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William DeMarest, and Eric Blore in this 1941 comedy directed by Preston Sturges. Jean(Stanwyck) and Harry(Coburn) Harrington are a father-daughter card shark team and once they get their hands onto someone rich, they drain them of their money. Their next victim happens to be Charles Pike(Fonda), a very wealthy heir, who is returning from a trip in the amazon. Jean sinks her teeth right into Charles and even gets him to fall madly for her. For a few days, Charles and Jean are in bliss until he finds out, she's playing him. Once the cards are out, Jean seeks revenge on the poor sap. To me, not only is this the perfect movie but also has the perfect cast. The supporting characters are so hilarious, that if this movie wasn't so perfect, I could have watched them the whole time. I just can't seem to put enough words together to say just how much I love this movie and why it's my favorite movie. I know that some of you, are quite surprised seeing as this movie has no trace of Jeffrey Lynn in it. Well, I can't help it, this is such a fantastic movie, that I can easily watch over and over again. It's a movie, that makes me laugh each and every time. Barbara and Henry were so lovely to watch and the chemistry between the two is smoking! They were fabulous together!

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Kate Gabrielle said...

This is one of my favorites too :)

lol My favorite movie has no trace of Dirk Bogarde either

jena ardell said...

I will definitely be adding this to my Netflix queue!!

Sally said...

Just added it to my queue. You definitely sold me on this one. I've been keeping an eye out for Stanwyck movies (I've only seen one so far) and this one looks great!