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It Started with Eve Overview:

It Started with Eve (1941) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Joe Pasternak.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringHans Salter, Charles PrevinNominated

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It Started With Eve (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 30, 2018 From 4 Star Films

We enter a newsroom that feels like it could be ripped out of His Girl Friday (1940). The editor is lining up his copy for the following?day with a big front-page spread on the renowned millionaire Jonathan Reynolds (Charles Laughton). They just need him to die and they can print it. Of course, at t... Read full article

Screening of "It Started with Eve" June 9 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on May 30, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of "It Started with Eve" June 9 at Daystar Center It Started with Eve (1941) Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street When: June 9, 2018 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald It Started with Eve (1941) is a romantic comedy starring Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, and Ro... Read full article

Durbin and Laughton have a ball in... It Started with Eve (1941)

By Michaela on Jan 31, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

A newspaper editor gleefully awaits the big news of the death of billionaire Jonathan Reynolds (Charles Laughton), a story that is sure to feed the paper for weeks. While he impatiently grumbles about the old man delaying the inevitable, in a dark, quiet mansion, the great Mr. Reynolds lies on his d... Read full article

It Started With Eve

By Michele on Nov 10, 2014 From Timeless Hollywood

I became a Deanna Durbin fan after I saw It Started with Eve on TCM. It?s also my favorite movie of hers. It also stars Charles Laughton and Robert Cummings. Jonathan Reynolds Sr. (Charles Laughton) is in his big bed in his large posh home sick and dying. Before he dies he wants to meet his son?s (R... Read full article

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[last lines]
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.: All right, I'm sorry I pinched you.
Anne Terry: Honest?
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.: Hm-hmm.
Anne Terry: You'll never do it again?
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.: Never.
Anne Terry: Promise?
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.: Hm-hmm.
[Jonny leans forward as if to kiss Anne]
Anne Terry: JONNY!

[a waiter brings Jonathan Sr. an enormous, fruit-fillled cocktail]
Anne Terry: What's that?
Jonathan Reynolds: It's a Reynolds Special.
Anne Terry: Oh, but you shouldn't be... what's in it?
Jonathan Reynolds: Oh, oh, nothing but, ah, coconut milk and, ah, vegetable juices. Doctor Harvey orders it for me. It's horrible.
Anne Terry: Then why do you drink it.
Jonathan Reynolds: It reminds me of Doctor Harvey and make me hate him and when I hate him, I feel good.

[to his dying father]
Jonathan Reynolds Jr.: Oh, say, the fishing in Mexico - there's nothing like it. It's not really fishing... it's kind of big game hunting. They have fish with teeth and horns - a throwback to the buffalo. You go out in a boat and the fish charge at you. You just got to catch 'em in self-defense. You and I and two machine guns are going down there next month.

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The star-making five-year association of Deanna Durbin, producer Joe Pasternak and director Henry Koster ended following this film. After Mr. Pasternak moved from Universal to MGM, Miss Durbin went on suspension between October 16, 1941 and early February 1942 for refusing to appear in "They Lived Alone," planned to be directed by Mr. Koster. Ultimately, the project was canceled when Deanna and Universal settled their differences. In the agreement, Universal conceded to Deanna the approval of her directors, stories and songs.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 6, 1950 with Charles Laughton reprising his film role.
In the film's opening scene, an assistant newspaper editor comments that if Jonathan Reynolds Sr. had lived two centuries earlier, he would have made a great pirate - "Captain Kidd himself". Three years later, Charles Laughton, who played Jonathan Reynolds Sr., would play the title role in Captain Kidd and again in Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd.
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