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The Lady Eve (1941)

A breezy screwball comedy about a witty card sharp who falls in love with her clumsy, unassuming mark.

Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the screwball comedy The Lady Eve (1941), directed by Preston Sturges.

Other titles mentioned in the episode:
Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Is Sex Necessary?
The Philadelphia Story
Bringing Up Baby
Sullivan’s Travels
The Great McGinty
Christmas in July
The Palm Beach Story
Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
Hail the Conquering Hero
Double Indemnity
North by Northwest
Unfaithfully Yours
Some Like It Hot

On the next episode: Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates (1920)

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Production by Chau Tu.

About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Rolling Stone) revisit notable films from the past—movies outside of the current releases and that have influenced modern culture and canon—and analyze them with a contemporary, critical eye.

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  • Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

  • K. Austin Collins is a film critic for Rolling Stone and a crossword constructor for the New Yorker and the New York Times.