- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 16, 2001
- Originally Released: 1941
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer - RSDL
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Additional Audio Material: LUX RADIO THEATER ADAPTATION
- Audio Commentary: Marian Keene - Film Scholar
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Introduction: Peter Bogdanovich - Director
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- EDITH HEAD COSTUME DESIGNS
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"What I am trying to say is: I'm not a poet, I'm an ophiologist."
- Charles Pike (Henry Fonda)
"I need him like the ax needs the turkey."
- Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck)
Los Angeles Times - 04/15/1999
"...THE LADY EVE contains both sophisticated humor and all-out slapstick....Fonda's performance is first-rate..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/23/1997
"...[Stanwyck gives] one of her greatest performances, a flight of romance and comedy so graceful and effortless that she is somehow able to play different notes at the same time..."
Uncut - 06/01/2005
"The pairing of Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck works beautifully."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2005
"Sturges' superb screwball comedy combines humour and eroticism..."
Wall Street Journal - 06/14/2012
"[T]he film remains a model of sophistication."
Essential Cinema |
Scams And Cons |
- Theatrical release: February 1941.
- THE LADY EVE is number 55 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies.
- THE LADY EVE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1994.
- THE LADY EVE was named to the National Board of Review's List of the 10 Best Films of 1941.
- The film was remade by Norman Taurog in 1956 as THE BIRDS AND THE BEES, starring Mitzi Gaynor, David Niven, George Gobel, Reginald Gardiner, and Hans Conreid.