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The Lady Eve

Barbara Stanwyck gets more than she bargained for as a con-artist trying to swindle a handsome millionaire (Henry Fonda).

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USA 1941
Dir Preston Sturges
With Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
93min
Digital
Certificate U
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.

See a preview of The Lady Eve on Valentine’s Day, and our Barbara Stanwyck season.

See our Relaxed screening of The Lady Eve.


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