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James Harvey

James Harvey is a playwright, essayist and critic. He is the author of Movie Love in the Fifties and Romantic Comedy in Hollywood, from Lubitsch to Sturges. His work has appeared in the New York Review of Books and the Threepenny Review. He lives in Brooklyn.

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The Lady Eve

Preston Sturges’ The Lady Eve is some kind of great movie. And yet, like most of the best Hollywood movies of its time, its emotional range is narrow, it makes almost no pretensions to observation of American life or to social satire, its character…

By James Harvey

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