The Lady Eve

Monday, February 13
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1hr 34mins // directed by:Preston Sturges // featuring:Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda

Preston Sturges’s screwball masterpiece is as madcap as it is heartfelt, graceful as it is bawdy, and rightfully takes its place as one of the most celebrated films of all time.

Barbara Stanwyck (Ball of Fire, Double Indemnity) is Jean Harrington, a traveling grifter who plans to fleece millions from brewery magnate Charles Pike — played to slapstick perfection by Henry Fonda (The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men). But as her phony seduction turns into true love, we are invited to tag along on one of the most nuanced, moving, and uproarious comedies of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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"The Lady Eve is all Stanwyck's; the love, the hurt and the anger of her character provide the motivation for nearly every scene, and what is surprising is how much genuine feeling she finds in the comedy." – Roger Ebert