Film Series: The Lady Eve

1941. USA. Dir: Preston Sturges. With Barbara Stanwyck. 94 min. 35mm print

In this “charming gem of nonsense,” a female cardsharp’s plan to swindle an eccentric heir is foiled when she falls for him. Once he uncovers her previous plot, she is forced to regain his affection; the ensuing pursuit uproariously show- cases Sturges’ ability to balance sophisticated wordplay and outright slapstick.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

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