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The Lady Eve

Preston Sturges

 
The Lady Eve (Criterion DVD)

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  • United States
  • 1941
  • 93 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #103

A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune—a wealthy but naïve 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. One of Sturges’s most clever and beloved romantic comedies, The Lady Eve balances broad slapstick and sophisticated sexiness with perfect grace.

Cast

JeanBarbara Stanwyck
CharlesHenry Fonda
"Colonel" HarringtonCharles Coburn
Mr. PikeEugene Pallette
MuggsyWilliam Demarest
Sir Alfred McGlennan KeithEric Blore
GeraldMelville Cooper
MarthaMartha O'Driscoll
Mrs. PikeJanet Beecher

Credits

DirectorPreston Sturges
Written and directed byPreston Sturges
ProducerPaul Jones
Based on a story byMonckton Hoffe
SoundHarry Lindgren and Don Johnson
CostumesEdith Head
EditingStuart Gilmore
Musical directorSigmund Krumgold
Art directionHans Dreier and Ernst Fegté
CinematographyVictor Milner

Disc Features

  • Sparkling new digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by noted film scholar Marian Keane
  • Video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich
  • The 1942 broadcast of the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation, performed by Barbara Stanwyck and Ray Milland
  • Edith Head costume designs
  • Scrapbook of original publicity materials and production stills
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

The Lady Eve

By James HarveyOctober 15, 2001

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The Lady Eve

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