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directed by Preston Sturges
USA 19


This DVD is compared to the Criterion Blu-ray HERE


 A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune—a wealthy but na´ve snake enthusiast—and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart. One of Sturges’ most clever and beloved romantic comedies, The Lady Eve balances broad slapstick and sophisticated sexiness with perfect grace.



Theatrical Release: February 25th, 1941

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Distribution Criterion Collection - Spine # 103 - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:33:45 
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 8.10 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 1.0) 
Subtitles English, None

Release Information:
Studio: Criterion / Home Vision

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Audio commentary by noted film scholar Marian Keane
• Video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich
• The 1942 broadcast of the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation, performed by Barbara Stanwyck and Ray Milland
• Edith Head costume designs
• Scrapbook of original publicity materials and production stills
• Original theatrical trailer

DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2001

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Chapters: 26





This DVD is compared to the Criterion Blu-ray HERE

Extremely impressive disc from Criterion. The image is a little soft at times with a lot of grain, and contrast is perfect. An excellent commentary and extras are provided. I was very impressed with the mono audio - it sounded exceptionally clear and consistent. It reaches the upper price structure tier for Criterion and is worth it.  out of       

Gary W. Tooze


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