Behold the bewitched and bewildered! Next up in our Classic Movie Nights series is Preston Sturges' 1941 screwball classic, The Lady Eve, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. Make sure to arrive early at 7:30PM for a 30 min pre-screening lecture by screenwriter and researcher Theo Siegel!
It's no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.
Heralded as one of the funniest screwball comedies in history, The Lady Eve thrives off the chemistry of its two incomparable leads.
- Rating NR
- Running time 97
- Genre Comedy