One of the very greatest American sound comedies uses the shipboard passage from the Amazonian jungle to the green hills of Connecticut to stage the romantic collision of Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck. Whipsmart Stanwyck is the fiery daughter of a con-man trying to play Henry Fonda’s naïve brewing heir for a sucker — only to fall for the sap herself. Filled from beginning to end with writer-director Preston Sturges’s inimitable energy and joie de chaos, The Lady Eve is a must-see classic, lovably screwy and sweet.

  • Directed By Preston Sturges
  • 1941
  • USA
  • 94 minutes