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melle224's avatar


The horse made this movie.
6 years 3 months ago
ChrisReynolds's avatar


Classic stuff that's still funny and entertaining. It's the sort of film that made me feel happy just from watching it. It's more of a series of sketches of comedy and romance, but the story hangs together once you accept the comedy logic of farces. Stanwyck and Fonda are both brilliant here and all the actors put in excellent support (particularly the horse!).
3 years 7 months ago
Melvelet's avatar


The second half was a bit weeker than the first one on the boat. I really like those dialogues, only Hollywood love is rather...problematic imo. More than solid overall.
5 years 4 months ago
gregmnewman's avatar


A mixed bag, but the card game with Stanwyck as the dealer is pure genius.
7 years 4 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


1941's The Lady Eve stars Barbara Stanwyck as a grifter who snares eligible young men into her father's crooked card games, but suddenly falls for her latest mark, the shy and clumsy heir to Connecticut ale business, played by Henry Fonda. Can swindlers really fall in love, or rather, can they be in trusting relationships? There's the rub. While Fonda is good enough as the sap stuck doing farce and slapstick, Stanwyck gets all the wit of the piece. Both managed to make me laugh. The film's structure is a little odd, but that helps keep it fresh. You do feel like you've watched an entire story by the end of the second act, but it's all just a set-up for an even greater scheme. And in The Lady Eve, you're never too sure if Stanwyck IS playing Fonda, or if she is, how and why. A nice surprise.
1 year 9 months ago
maxgreene's avatar


Was short, looked worthwhile and watchable. unfortunately, it was slow and unfunny. Though still pretty short for an addition to a movie session.
6 years 8 months ago
badblokebob's avatar


Have to agree with sureup -- really enjoyed it, until the final 2 minutes when it just rushes to an end with no logic.
7 years 6 months ago
dombrewer's avatar


Stanwyck was never more gorgeous and Fonda plays the sincere idiot perfectly... although the star of the film for me is the horse that keeps barging into the romantic sunset interlude. Priceless.
8 years 2 months ago
sureup's avatar


Fun, but the ending makes no sense...
8 years 5 months ago
akuma587's avatar


One of the best screwball comedies out there.
9 years 8 months ago
Kosmo Film's avatar

Kosmo Film

The ending aside, which in all honesty is cheap and makes very little use of logic, I don't have any particular complaints with this film. How on earth does Fonda not notice that the woman is the same that impersonates a different person later in the film? I suppose that my biggest complaint is that there wasn't anything that made this film good either. Sharp dialogue was absent, it wasn't very funny, and it was only mildly amusing.

6 years 3 months ago
Angmark's avatar


Has its moments, but Sturges did better in Sullivan's Travels.
7 years 4 months ago
Limbesdautomne's avatar


I would like to buy this film not Un cœur pris au piège.
1 year 8 months ago
Yousef Mousa's avatar

Yousef Mousa

Not funny, dull and the ending is really stupid
4 years 5 months ago
The_Comatorium's avatar



My Review
6 years 1 month ago
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