Thursday, July 15, 2010

365 Movies: It Started with Eve Review

It Started with Eve stars Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings, and Charles Laughton in this 1941 film. Fearing that his Father(Laughton) is on the verge of dying, Johnny(Cummings) goes to look for his fiancée but is unable to find her. Thinking that there isn't much time left, Johnny hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée. What Johnny and Anne(Durbin) don't expect though, is for Johnny's Father to make a full recover. Johnny's Father finds Anne absolutely charming and after he recovers, he pretends to still be ill, in order for Anne to stick around. This is such a delightfully charming film, with a perfectly sweet cast. Robert and Deanna are so much fun to watch and the chemistry between the two of them is undeniably cute. Playing Robert's Father, Charles plays it to perfection and he's so much fun to watch! This really is such a fun film, that leaves you smiling from ear to ear, when its finished.

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1 comment:

Java Bean Rush said...

I totally agree that it's a fun film.

I'd love to have the dress Deanna Durbin wears during the "forgive me, Johnny" scene; the structured top and shimmering flowing skirt is luxurious without being garish.

How did the character afford it on her very limited budget? :)