Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Lady Eve
Con woman Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) sets her sights on her next target: the rich but unsophisticated Charles Pike (Fonda). Only problem is she falls in love with him.
There's a certain saying that fits Pike: "There's a sucker born every minute." Wow, he falls for Jean and her ploys hook, line and sinker. And Fonda just fits that role. Stanwyck actually reminded me of her later work in Double Indemnity as the cunning dame. It doesn't mean I don't like it; it shows that Stanwyck is skilled with that type of role. All in all, I very much enjoyed The Lady Eve.
My Rating: *****