The Lady Eve DVD

The Lady Eve DVD Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  In 1941 Barbara Stanwyck was offered two screwball roles equally suited to her tart intelligence deft comic timing and undeniable sex appeal and it&39;s a photo finish as to which was funnier; showgirl-on-the-lam Sugarpuss O&39;Shea the title character in Howard Hawks&39;s &39;Ball of Fire&39; or con artist Jean Harrington aka Lady Eve Sidwich the delirious fulcrum for this classic Preston Sturges comedy Under Sturges&39;s typically antic microscope the collision between the gold-digging Harrington and the very rich very hapless brewery-heir-turned-herpetologist Charles Pike (a wonderfully callow guileless Henry Fonda) yields ample opportunity for the writer-director to skewer issues of class and sex; as always Sturges is bold in pushing the censors&39; envelope capturing a palpable erotic heat between the canny Jean and the literally feverish Charlie who after a year up the Amazon is instantly smitten by the mere sight of her shapely ankles (in hindsight a precursor to her subsequent effect in &39;Double Indemnity&39;) To give away the plot machinations driving the farce would spoil the fun beyond confirming impersonations mixed signals and misunderstandings as the turns in a consistently rollicking ride that makes good use of Charles Coburn and screwball character veterans Eugene Pallette William Demarest and Eric Blore Actors Barbara Stanwyck Henry Fonda Charles Coburn Eugene Pallette William Demarest Eric Blore & Melville Cooper Director Preston Sturges Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 1941 Screen Fullscreen 43 Languages English - Dolby Digital (10) Mono Duration 1 hour and 34 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players
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