The Lady Eve
The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges which stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. The film is based on a story by Monckton Hoffe about a mismatched couple who meet on board an ocean liner. In 1994, The Lady Eve was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
thumb|300px|left|[[Charles Coburn]], [[Barbara Stanwyck]] and [[Henry Fonda]] in ''The Lady Eve''
|author||Monckton Hoffe Preston Sturges|
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films National Film Registry|
|genre||action animation comedy crime historical|
|keywords||card sharp con artist con man kill married masquerade ocean voyage ophiology snake expert surround swindle unfinished|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Story|
|producer||Buddy DeSylva Paul Jones|
|theme||comedy of remarriage crime comedy romantic comedy screwball comedy|