The Lady Eve Overview:

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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COMEDY GOLD #17: The horse from The Lady Eve (1941)

By Carol Martinheira on Jul 20, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #17: The horse from The Lady Eve (1941) On July 20, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Just when you thought Preston Sturges’ iconic screwball comedy The Lady Eve (1941) couldn’t get any better, in comes the horse that somehow managed to upstage both ... Read full article


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


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Charles Pike: Now you, on the other hand, with a little coaching you could be terrific
[at playing cards]
Charles Pike: .
Jean Harrington: Do you really think so?
Charles Pike: Yes, you have a definite nose.
Jean Harrington: I'm glad you like it. Do you like any of the rest of me?


Steward: Breakfast, sir?
Charles: What'd you say?
Steward: I said, "Breakfast, sir?"
Charles: Two scotch and sodas with plain water.
Jean Harrington: Don't you take cream and sugar?
Charles: No, I always take it black.
[pause]
Charles: Say, what am I talking about?
Jean Harrington: That's what I was wondering.
Steward: How about a nice bicarbonate of soda with an egg in it? It does wonders!


Jean Harrington: [while observing Charles Pike from her pocket mirror] Not good enough... I said they're not good enough for him. Every Jane in the room is giving him the thermometer and he feels they're just a waste of time. He's returning to his book, he's deeply immersed in it. He sees no one except - watch his head turn when that kid goes by. Won't do you any good, dear, he's a bookworm, but swing 'em anyway. Oh, now how about this one. How would you like that hanging on your Christmas tree? Oh you wouldn't? Well, what is your weakness, brother? Holy smoke, the dropped kerchief! That hasn't been used since Lily Langtry. You'll have to pick it up yourself, madam. It's a shame, but he doesn't care for the flesh. He'll never see it. Look at that girl over to his left. Look over to your left, bookworm. There's a girl pining for ya. A little further. Just a little further... There! Wasn't that worth looking for? See those nice store teeth all beaming at you. Oh, she recognizes you! She's up, she's down, she can't make up her mind. She's up again. She recognizes you! She's coming over to speak to you. The suspense is killing me. "Why, for heaven's sake, aren't you Fuzzy Oathammer I went to manual training school with in Louisville? Oh you're not? Well, you certainly look exactly like him, it's certainly a remarkable resemblance... But if you're not going to ask me to sit down, I suppose you're not going to ask me to sit down... I'm very sorry, I certainly hope I haven't caused you any embarrassment, you so and so." "I wonder if my tie's on straight. I certainly upset them, don't I? Now who else is after me?" Ah, the lady champion wrestler, wouldn't she make a houseful? Oh, you don't like her either. Well, what are you going to do about her? Oh, you just can't stand it anymore, you're leaving. These women don't give you a moment's peace, do they? Well, go ahead! Go sulk in your cabin. Go soak your head and see if I care!


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It was hibernation season during the shoot so Emma the king snake was always sleeping while also shedding her skin. Needless to say, she was very uncooperative.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 9, 1942 with Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Coburn reprising their film roles.
This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1994.
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