Criterion Collection: The Lady Eve (1941) BR

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Barbara Stanwyck sizzles, Henry Fonda bumbles, and Preston Sturges runs riot in one of the all-time great screwballs, a pitch-perfect blend of comic zing and swoonworthy romance. Aboard a cruise liner sailing up the coast of South America, Stanwyck’s conniving card sharp 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.

One in a string of matchless comedic marvels that Sturges wrote, directed, and produced as part of a dazzling 1940s run, this gender-flipped battle-of-wits farce is perhaps his most emotionally satisfying work, tempering its sparkling wit with a streak of tender poignancy supplied by the sensational Stanwyck at her peak.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

• Audio commentary from 2001 featuring film professor Marian Keane

• Introduction from 2001 by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich

• Interview from 2020 with writer-director Preston Sturges’s biographer and son Tom Sturges and friends

• New video essay by film critic David Cairns

• Costume designs by Edith Head

• Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1942 featuring Barbara Stanwyck and Ray Milland

• Audio recording of “Up the Amazon,” a song from an unproduced stage musical based on the film

• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

• PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and a 1946 profile of Preston Sturges from LIFE magazine

Barbara Stanwyck sizzles, Henry Fonda bumbles, and Preston Sturges runs riot in one of the all-time great screwballs, a pitch-perfect blend of comic zing and swoonworthy romance. Aboard a cruise liner sailing up the coast of South America, Stanwyck’s conniving card sharp 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. One in a string of matchless comedic marvels that Sturges wrote, directed, and produced as part of a dazzling 1940s run, this gender-flipped battle-of-wits farce is perhaps his most emotionally satisfying work, tempering its sparkling wit with a streak of tender poignancy supplied by the sensational Stanwyck at her peak.
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Year 年份 1941
Country 國家 USA
Director 導演 Preston Sturges
region 地區碼 A
format 影音格式 Bluray
Subtitles 字幕 英文
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