Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Lady Eve (1941), Preston Sturges.

Horse horning in on the action.

"I need him like the axe needs the turkey!"

It's an odd take on life where the ideal man is an awkward doofus who doesn't twig on to the most obvious things, but if you can get past that then The Lady Eve is goddamn hilarious. I'm not sure how they got this all past the censors. Stanwyck plays a card sharp who bilks rich fellows for their money but ends up falling for Fonda, the beer (ale?) heir. Hijinks ensue.

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