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The Lady Eve Movie Review Summary

Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest

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Written and directed by Preston Sturges in 1941, THE LADY EVE has obtained the Oscar in 1942 for the best original story (Monckton Hoffe).
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Henry Fonda is the heir of the Pike's fortune. He's just spent a year in South America studying snakes as he meets Barbara Stanwyck and her father, a professional card player, on his way home. Soon Barbara Stanwyck falls in love with the naive Fonda who doesn't realize whom she really is. Witty and very funny.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   gambler Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   Snakes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   moving train    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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