It Started With Eve

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(out of 5)


Another adorable comedy of errors starring .  This time she plays a nightclub hatcheck girl who is asked by a wealthy young gentleman () to impersonate his fiancee. Cummings’ father () is on his deathbed and about to check out, but wants to meet the woman his son is going to marry; when Cummings can’t find the real woman fast enough, he figures any old girl will do so long as she’s pleasant enough. Trouble is, Laughton recovers and wants to get to know the young woman more, and all manner of trouble ensues. It couldn’t possibly go anywhere unexpected, but the film has a surprise delight: the relationship between Laughton and Durbin is wonderfully charming from beginning to end, thoroughly making up for the lack of chemistry between her and her romantic lead. Durbin even manages a couple of tunes (classical music set to lyrics mainly), though her musical fans won’t be as entertained by this one as they were with Three Smart Girls or 100 Men And a Girl.


USA, 1941

Directed by 

Screenplay by , , based on an original story by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Academy Award Nomination
Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) (Hans Salter, Charles Previn)


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