U.S, 1941, 94 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Preston Sturges, Not Rated, Universal Pictures

The Lady Eve

Monday, July 3

”Barbara Stanwyck is the sexiest con woman ever captured on film.” —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"Moviegoers can put it down in their little notebooks right now that The Lady Eve is one of the most delightful pictures they will see in 1941." —Colvin McPherson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The story of Jean Harrington (played by Barbara Stanwyck), a beautiful and cunning card shark who sets her sights on the wealthy and naive Charles Pike (played by Henry Fonda), heir to the Pike Ale fortune, while aboard a cruise ship.

Jean and her father (played by Charles Coburn) plan to swindle Charles out of his fortune, but Jean's plans take an unexpected turn when she falls in love with him. As their romance blossoms, Jean struggles to keep her true identity a secret, and her father and his con artist friends try to derail the relationship.

The Lady Eve has been praised for its sharp writing, memorable characters, and delightful performances. It is widely regarded as one of the best romantic comedies of all time, and a testament to the golden age of Hollywood filmmaking.

Join us this summer for The Absurdity of Life: A Screwball Comedy Series, a delightful selection of timeless movie classics, guaranteed to transport you to a bygone era filled with charm, romance, and laughter. Stay after each screening and join fellow audience members for an informal chat to discuss the movies.

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