LADY EVE

V' 08

THE LADY EVE

FALSCHSPIELERIN, DIE

Preston Sturges
USA, 1941
Fiction, 97min, OmdU

THE LADY EVE

Preston Sturges
USA, 1941
Fiction, 97min, OmdU

Cast: 
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
Screenplay: 
Preston Sturges nach einer Vorlage von Monckton Hoffe
Sound: 
Harry Lindgren
Don Johnson
Camera: 
Victor Milner
Editor: 
Stuart Gilmore
Composer: 
Sigmund Krumgold
Decoration: 
Hans Dreier
Ernst Fegté
Costume: 
Edith Head

Production: 
Paramount Pictures
World Sales: 
Paramount 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90038, USA
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

(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)