Screwball Fall: The Lady Eve

Who doesn’t need a few extra chuckles now that summer is over? We’ve compiled some of our favourite classic comedies to make the transition into fall a little less painful and a little more “screwball.”

“I need him like the axe needs the turkey.”

Barbara Stanwyck sizzles, Henry Fonda bumbles, and Preston Sturges, directing his third feature, runs riot in one of the all-time great screwballs, a pitch-perfect blend of comic zing and swoon-worthy romance.

Aboard a cruise liner sailing up the coast of South America, Stanwyck’s conniving card shark sets her sights on Fonda’s nerdy snake researcher, who happens to be the heir to a brewery fortune. But when the con artist falls for her mark, her grift becomes a game of hearts—and she is determined to win it all.


Screwball Fall: The Lady Eve

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