Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 39: Mon Feb 8

The Lady Eve (Sturges, 1941): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.20pm

This film, part of the Preston Sturges season at BFI Southbank, is on an extended run at the cinema. The screening on February 5th will be introduced by Clare Stewart, head of BFI Festivals. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Preston Sturges extended his range beyond the crazy farces that had made his reputation with this romantic 1941 comedy, and his hand proved just as sure. Henry Fonda is the heir to a massive beer fortune who has spent his life in the scientific study of snakes; Barbara Stanwyck is the con girl who exclaims “What a life!” and sets out to turn Fonda around. Among the faces who crowd the frames are Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest, Eric Blore, Melville Cooper, and Jimmy Conlin.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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