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The Lady Eve (1941) Poster

(1941)

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Preston Sturges wrote the script in Reno, Nevada, while awaiting his third divorce.
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Edith Head's first in a long line of costume designing for Barbara Stanwyck. The wedding gown caused a fashion sensation. So much so that it was copied for brides and called, "the Lady Eve dress."
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Preston Sturges wrote the screenplay specifically for Barbara Stanwyck. He had promised her a great film while working on a previous movie.
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When Muggsy places a brush over his face and imitates Hitler, he is actually speaking Swedish. Directly translated he is saying: "Naughty boy I'm going to punch you in the face".
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Beer is usually broken up into two basic categories: ale and lager, with the term "lager" often interchanged with "beer." The difference between beer and ale has to do with the way in which they are brewed and how the yeast ferments: ale uses yeast that gathers on the top; lager ("beer") uses yeast that ferments on the bottom.
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The book that Charles is reading during his first dinner aboard ship is entitled "Are Snakes Necessary." This is a spoof of the book "Is Sex Necessary" by James Thurber and E.B. White.
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At the beginning Henry Fonda makes references to the help of a "Professor Marsdit". Raymond L. Ditmars of the AMNH at the time was the best-known reptile expert in the country, the kind of popularizer that Carl Sagan later became.
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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1994.
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The check that Henry Fonda's character, Charles Pike, writes to Charles Coburn, playing "Colonel" Harrington, is dated August 29. August 29th is director Preston Sturges' birthday.
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It was hibernation season during the shoot so Emma the king snake was always sleeping while also shedding her skin. Needless to say, she was very uncooperative.
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since.
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Ray Milland and Paulette Goddard were initially proposed by Paramount before Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck were cast.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 9, 1942 with Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Coburn reprising their film roles.
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