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The Lady Eve (1941) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Preston Sturges and produced by Buddy G. DeSylva, William LeBaron, Albert Lewin and Paul Jones.

The film was based on the stage play The Faithful Heart written by Monckton Hoffe performed at the Broadhurst Theatre, NY from Oct 10, 1922 - Nov 1922.

The Lady Eve was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1994.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingMonckton HoffeNominated
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5 things I love about The Lady Eve (1941)

By Carol Martinheira on Dec 5, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

5 things I love about The Lady Eve (1941) On December 5, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized I mean, what?s not to love, really? It?s just a delight of a movie. And like any screwball comedy, this is one of those movies that you can watch over and over. So I thought I?d shar... Read full article


Preston Sturges series: Screening of “The Lady Eve” May 24 at the Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on May 19, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Preston Sturges series: Screening of “The Lady Eve” May 24 at the Daystar Center Preston Sturges series: The Lady EveWhere: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, ILWhen: May 24, 2016Time: 6:30 p.m.Hosted by Stephen Reginald Father and daughter con art... Read full article


The Lady Eve (1941) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 28, 2015 From 4 Star Films

“You have the darndest way of bouncing a fellow down and bumping him up again” ~ Henry Fonda as Charles Pike The story goes that screenwriting wunderkind Preston Sturgest penned The Lady Eve with Barabara Stanwyck in mind. He promised her a great picture and he most certainly delivered a... Read full article


Review: The Lady Eve (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 28, 2015 From 4 Star Films

“You have the darndest way of bouncing a fellow down and bumping him up again” ~ Henry Fonda as Charles Pike The story goes that screenwriting wunderkind Preston Sturgest penned The Lady Eve with Barabara Stanwyck in mind. He promised her a great picture and he most certainly delivered a... Read full article


Review: The Lady Eve (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 28, 2015 From 4 Star Films

“You have the darndest way of bouncing a fellow down and bumping him up again” ~ Henry Fonda as Charles Pike The story goes that screenwriting wunderkind Preston Sturges penned The Lady Eve with Barabara Stanwyck in mind. He promised her a great picture and he most certainly delivered a ... Read full article


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Jean Harrington: You see Hopsi, you don't know very much about girls. The best ones aren't as good as you think they are and the bad ones aren't as bad. Not nearly as bad.


Jean Harrington: You know Charles?
Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith: Oh, is he the tall backwards boy always toying with toads and things? Yes, I think I have seen him skulking about.
Jean Harrington: He's not backwards. He's a scientist.
Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith: Oh is that what it is? I knew he was, mm... peculiar.


Muggsy: Positively the same dame!


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At the beginning Henry Fonda makes references to the help of a "Professor Marsdit". Raymond L. Ditmars of the AMNH at the time was the best-known reptile expert in the country, the kind of popularizer that Carl Sagan later became.
When Muggsy places a brush over his face and imitates Hitler, he is really speaking Swedish. Directly translated he is saying: "Bad boy I'm going to hit you on the jaw".
This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1994.
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