It Started with Eve (1941)

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Movie Info

In this romance, a humble hatcheck girl finds herself suddenly betrothed to a multimillionaire when he requires a substitute for his real fiance after he receives word that his ailing father is to soon expire. The old man's last wish is to meet his son's fiancee. Unfortunately, the real betrothed is not there and hence the temporary substitution. The trouble comes when the father recovers and regains his health. The old fellow has also become attached to the hatcheck girl. Naturally this creates problems between the son and his real intended.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Studio:
Universal

Cast

Deanna Durbin
as Anne Terry
Charles Laughton
as Jonathan Reynolds
Robert Cummings
as Jonathan 'Johnny' Reynolds Jr.
Margaret Tallichet
as Gloria Pennington
Guy Kibbee
as Bishop
Catharine Doucet
as Mrs. Pennington
Catherine Doucet
as Mrs. Pennington
Walter Catlett
as Dr. Harvey
Leonard Elliott
as Reverend Stebbins
Wade Boteler
as Newspaper Editor
Dorothea Kent
as Jackie
Sig Arno
as Captain of Waiters (uncredited)
Chick Chandler
as Frank (the newspaper reporter)
John Eldredge
as Hotel Desk Manager
Mary Gordon
as Cleaning Lady (II)
Selmar Jackson
as Hotel Guest
Mantan Moreland
as Railway Porter
Jack Mulhall
as Nightclub Photographer
Robert E. Homans
as Railway Conductor
Tim Ryan
as Assistant Newspaper Editor
John Hamilton
as Thomas
George J. Lewis
as Maitre D'
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Critic Reviews for It Started with Eve

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Comedy of a kind that doesn't get made any more (probably due to a lack of actors who can pull off this sort of thing).

Full Review… | July 20, 2011
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Full Review… | October 19, 2005
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Audience Reviews for It Started with Eve

½

Comedy of a kind that doesn't get made any more (probably due to a lack of actors who can pull off this sort of thing).

Greg Wood
Greg Wood
½

Charming, delightful comedy with pros all around - especially Deanna and Charles Laughton. Bob Cummings is just right with his masterful light comedy touch. Walter Catlett is as wonderfully befuddled as ever.

Doug Oxenhorn
Doug Oxenhorn

Little known, but very entertaining movie. A guy must find a girl to be his girlfriend and meet his father before he dies. But everything falls apart when his father lives!

Paula Evans
Paula Evans

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