The Lady Eve Reviews

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February 14, 2019
Stanwyck completely upstages Fonda who looks as delicate as a Lalique vase. Her chemistry is more with the dads: with Coburn and Pallette. She is the real thoroughbred.
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February 10, 2014
The picture returns the lately heavily dramatic Barbara Stanwyck to glamor.
June 16, 2012
Barbara Stanwyck is the sexiest con woman ever captured on film.
November 13, 2007
Third writer-director effort of Preston Sturges [from a story by Monckton Hoffe] is laugh entertainment of top proportions with its combo of slick situations, spontaneous dialog and a few slapstick falls tossed in for good measure.
November 13, 2007
Preston Sturges extended his range beyond the crazy farces that had made his reputation with this romantic 1941 comedy, and his hand proved just as sure.
June 24, 2006
A beguilingly ribald sex comedy, spattered with characteristic Sturges slapstick.
October 18, 2018
A hilarious comedy of misunderstanding, and even at more than 70 years old, it seems as fresh and relevant today as ever.
January 2, 2016
One of the funniest movies ever made, and that is that.
February 10, 2014
This wonderfully witty masterpiece was written and directed by the inimitable Preston Sturges.
February 20, 2010
Fonda's gullibility is endearing, as is Stanwyck's inner turmoil over her chosen path vs. a womanly desire for stability.
February 22, 2008
Top of the line Preston Sturges with wonderful Barbara Stanwyck and surprisingly funny Henry Fonda.
November 17, 2007
November 13, 2007
One of those movies whose battle-of-the-sexes themes are still relevant more than 50 years on.
October 21, 2007
It's a masterclass in performance and directing -- and shows how romantic comedy is not for amateurs
June 26, 2007
Preston Sturges' most brilliant film deftly combines deftly witty dialogue and slapstick comedy, splendidly acted not only by Stanwyck and Fonda but by every single member of the ensemble.
January 16, 2007
...as powerful a feminist statement as it is a smart comedy, and all the more so for hardly seeming to break a sweat in the process.
May 11, 2005
A wonderful picture set in a world of silly heirs and sharp-eyed dolls as remote from reality and yet wholly credible as that of P. G. Wodehouse.
April 7, 2005
March 7, 2005
As usual with Sturges, you wonder how he was able to get away with so much innuendo during Hollywood's Hayes Code period.
February 22, 2005
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