Lady Eve

October 5th, 2010

GREAT movie. Yet another fun movie we watched. Loved the acting of all the characters specially Barbara Stanwyck’s acting of the con artist Jean Harrington. She definately put life into the film and was the central character of the film. There were definately some really funny scenes in the movie for example when Charles Pike keeps getting his coat dirty by tripping into something or having food thrown on him.

Henry Fonda’s portrayal of a naive Pike was really great. He seems like a child next to Jean who at first tries to exploit him then later on grows to love him.  Being an earlier film realeased in 1941, it is amazing how women aren’t biased against and shown to be housewives. Surprisingly a woman is the main character and you actually grow to like her more than the male character because she seems like a more developed character as opposed to Pike, who seems a bit too naive.

There were some scenes in the movie that were far fetched and some people thought that was bad, but what is comedy but a far fetched portrayal of truth. Like for example when Jean meets Pike as the English Lady Eve and he fails to notice that it was her, even after they get married and he has had ample time to observe her behavior and notice that she is the same Jean that he had dumped earlier. But I goes the comedy effect would not  be there as he trips over things and messes up his clothes trying fruitlessly to discern whether or not Lady Eve is Jean, while at  the same time Jean is laughing at his antics, but with a sense of subtle admiration directed at him as she loves him.  Another scene like that being when Pike loses money against “Colonel” Harrington around 20,000 dollars but still fails to realize that something is amiss. It is these farfetched scenario that make this film a fun light hearted movie to watch.

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