The Lady Eve

Synopsis: Returning from a year up the Amazon studying snakes, the rich but unsophisticated Charles Pike meets con-artist Jean Harrington on a ship. They fall in love, but a misunderstanding causes them to split on bad terms. To get back at him, Jean disguises herself as an English lady, and comes back to tease and torment him.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Preston Sturges
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

for the flesh. He'll never see it.

Look at that girl over to his left.

Look over to your left, bookworm.

There's a girl pining for you.

A little further.

Just a little further. There!

Wasn't that worth looking for?

See those nice teeth beaming at you?

Why, she recognizes you. She's up.

She's down. She can't make up her mind.

She's up again. She recognizes you.

She's coming over to speak to you.

The suspense is killing me.

Why, for heaven's sake,

Aren't you Fuzzy Oldhammer

I went to manual training school with?

You're not? You certainly look exactly

like him... a remarkable resemblance.

If you're not going to ask me to sit,

I suppose you're not going to ask me.

Sorry. I certainly hope I haven't

caused you any embarrassment.

I wonder if my tie's on straight.

I certainly upset them, don't I?

Who else? The lady champion wrestler.

Wouldn't she make a houseful?

You don't like her either.

What are you going to do about it?

You just can't stand it anymore.

You're leaving.

These women don't give you a moment's

peace, do they? Go sulk in your cabin.

Go soak your head

and see if I care!

I'm very sorry, sir.

That's all right.

- Why don't you look where you're going?

- Why don't I look?

- Look, you knocked the heel off.

- Oh, I did? I'm sorry.

You did, and you can take me right to

my cabin for another pair of slippers.

- The least I can do. My name's Pike.

- Everybody knows.

Nobody's talking about

anything else.

This is my father Colonel Harrington.

My name is Jean. It's really Eugenia.

- Funny our meeting like this, isn't it?

- Yes, isn't it?

- This is quite a cabin.

- Pretty cozy, isn't it?

- Holy Moses!

- What's the matter?

- That perfume.

- What's the matter with it?

It's just that I've been up the Amazon

for a year, and they don't use perfume.

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Monckton Hoffe

Monckton Hoffe (1880-1951) was an Irish playwright and screenwriter. He was born in Connemara on 26 December 1880. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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