The Lady Eve Reviews

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.
May 20, 2003
Now there's no question about it: Preston Sturges is definitely and distinctly the most refreshing new force to hit the American motion pictures in the past five years.
January 1, 2000
A movie like The Lady Eve is so hard to make that you can't make it at all unless you find a way to make it seem effortless. Preston Sturges does a kind of breathless balancing act here, involving romance, deception and physical comedy.