Preston Sturges
USA 1941
97 min

(Frank Schnelle, Stadtkino-Programm Nr. 210)

A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune - a wealthy but naïve snake enthusiast - and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart. One of Sturges's most clever and beloved romantic comedies, The Lady Eve balances broad slapstick and sophisticated sexiness with perfect grace.
«The secret of Mr. Sturges's distinctive style is yet to be analyzed, but mainly it is composed of exceedingly well-turned dialogue, a perfect sense for the ridiculous in the most mundane and simple encounters, and generous but always precise touches of downright slapstick.» («New York Times», 1941)

  • Barbara Stanwyck - Jean
  • Henry Fonda - Charles
  • Charles Coburn - «Colonel» Harrington
  • Eugene Pallette - Mr. Pike
  • William Demarest - Muggsy
  • Eric Blore - Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith
  • Melville Cooper - Gerald
  • Preston Sturges nach einer Vorlage von Monckton Hoffe
  • Victor Milner
  • Harry Lindgren
  • Don Johnson
  • Stuart Gilmore
  • Sigmund Krumgold
  • Hans Dreier
  • Ernst Fegté
  • Edith Head
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35 mm
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