Eeva Taavanen (Liisa Tuomi) is a perky garment factory worker who is
spotted for an unexpected career as a stocking model. When her shady
boyfriend Bertil (Holger Salin) asks her to deliver a package of
illegal alcohol, she does so thinking it is just cod liver oil and
becomes a suspect in police investigation of Bertil's activities.
Luckily she also has an irresistible influence on the many men around
her, including a handsome judge named Antti Vaaras (Erkki Viljos), and
can handle all the problems without ever losing her carefree view of
The movie is carried entirely by the lively performance of Liisa Tuomi
in the title role. The character of Eeva is refreshingly "immoral"
considering the year of release for the movie: she's never had a
father, accepts favours, lifts and meals from various men she barely
knows, gets heavily drunk in a restaurant and routinely hangs out in
dubious circles of the underworld. Besides Tuomi's sizzling on-screen
energy, there's not much to see though, as the plot gets stuck in the
same situation for too long and doesn't advance very smoothly. In any
case, Herrojen Eeva is a watchable old Finn-comedy, even if nothing
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