#12. The Lady Eve (1941)


Paramount Pictures

– Director: Preston Sturges

– Metascore: 96

– Runtime: 94 minutes

Barbara Stanwyck is a con artist who sets her sights on the bumbling but wealthy Henry Fonda on board an ocean cruise. The movie is considered one of the best by writer and director Preston Sturges, who was known for fast-paced dialogue and zany physical comedy in the 1940s.