Preston Sturges has had more ballyhoo lately than Dietrich's legs or any other stock Hollywood commodity. He is the one man out there who can write, direct, and show his charges how to act out a movie. His latest and best personal triumph is "The Lady Eve," as insinuating a farce as has ever decked a Boston screen.
Barbara Standwyck plays the part of a girl descended from a long line of card sharks, and does a neat job of trimming Henry Fonda. The latter gives an entirely convincing picture of a man who has been up the Amazon and away from women one year too long. There will never be another actor who can be as dumb and pliable in the hands of a determined woman as he.
The movie is brimming with comical situations and double-barrelled remarks, all apparently the result of the Sturges touch. For anyone who likes to see man made a fool of by the wiles of a conniving female. "The Lady Eve" offers an uproarious opportunity.