The Lady Eve
Barbara Stanwyck gets more than she bargained for as a con-artist trying to swindle a handsome millionaire (Henry Fonda).
Dir Preston Sturges
With Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
A BFI release
A match made in cinematic heaven: a classic screwball comedy from Preston Sturges complete with dazzling stars.
Con-artist Jean Harrington (Stanwyck) manipulates her way through life, getting what she wants with skill, charm and charisma. On a cruise she meets Charles ‘Hopsie’ Pike (Fonda), a gullible millionaire and snake scientist, who falls for her in a heartbeat. But then he learns of her past... In one of her most memorable roles, Stanwyck portrays a confident, witty, resourceful woman in pursuit of revenge – and love. The chemistry between Stanwyck and Fonda is electrifying, and with Charles Coburn lending sterling support as Harrington’s partner in crime, this screwball classic – hilarious, wild and romantic – remains one for all best-film lists.
Aga Baranowska, Events Programmer
Also available on BFI Player.
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