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Thumbnail for The Lady Eve (1941) The Lady Eve (1941)

Basics Critics:89Viewers:73Rusty:76
Category: Comedy, RomanceNotable as: Screwball comedySub-Category: Romantic comedy, Romance Film, Screwball comedy, ComedyMain subject: gamblingRuntime: 93 - 97 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Preston SturgesScreenwriter: Preston SturgesMusic: Phil BouteljeCinematography: Victor MilnerStars: Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Coburn, Henry Fonda, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest, Julius Tannen, Melville Cooper, Luis Alberni, Jimmy Conlin Producer: Paul JonesStudio: Paramount PicturesAwards won: National Film RegistryAward nominations: Academy Award for Best StoryAward details: (details at IMDb)
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The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges which stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. The film is based on a story by Monckton Hoffe about a mismatched couple who meet on board an ocean liner. In 1994, The Lady Eve was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."


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