The Lady Eve. Jean is a calculating card shark who fleeces passengers on transatlantic ocean liners. She discovers that an ingenious young millionaire is on board and figures he'll be a pushover if she plays her cards right.
Screwball comedy about a plot by a beautiful con artist to fleece a tycoon using her seductive charm. Terrific cast and script!
Trailer for the 1941 classic The Lady Eve.
The Lady Eve stars Barbara Stanwyck as Jean Herrington, a sly con artist aboard a transatlantic ocean liner who happens to run across Charles Pike (Henry Fonda), a snake expert returning from a year in the Amazon jungle. Since Pike is the wealthy and shy heir to a beer fortune, he seems like the perfect target for one of Jean's cons, but as she deceives him she finds herself falling in love. One of Sturges's most hilarious comedies, The Lady Eve is a romantic comedy masterpiece with two of Hollywood's stars at the top of their form.