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Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

The Lady Eve


9 Mar

Barbara Stanwyck plays a gold-digger who sets her sights on a nerdy, gullible millionaire (Henry Fonda) travelling to America aboard an ocean liner after a stint in the Amazon jungle.

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  • With Charles Coburn and Eugene Pallette. “The oddest thing of all is that the effect of this anarchic, coldly brilliant comedy about the humiliation of a man by a woman… is not only exhilarating but positively good-natured” (James Harvey).

    This brilliant romantic screwball comedy bears all the quintessential hallmarks of director Preston Sturges’ best and most ingenious work – breakneck dialogue exchanges, delicious tonal shifts and deliriously eccentric characterisations.