Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman... love.

I can barely keep my internet connection with all this cruddy weather, but I had to share this movie quote I heard tonight. *Note: I know I am waaaay behind on reading everyone's blogs...I'll get caught up, I promise...when I can keep an internet connection for more than 5 minutes at a time (unnerving). 

Anyway, most of my T.V. stations were out tonight, so I watched Turner Classic Movies. I love old movies--I'm always amazed how there seems to be an endless supply of old movies I haven't seen.

Tonight, they were on a "revenge" theme...woman scorned--that kind of thing.  After The Heiress, starring Olivia de Havilland (excellent movie), they aired a film I had never even heard of: The Lady Eve, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. I suppose you would call it a romantic comedy.

There was one line in particular that really had me laughing: Barbara Stanwyck, scorned and in love, decides she needs to see her true love again for reasons I won't reveal, just in case you want to see the film one day. Though her father tries to deter her, she says:

"I need him like the ax needs the turkey." Of course, Barbara delivers the line beautifully.


What kind of ax is she? The charming kind, of course--she didn't need a blade when she had wit and grace...that turkey didn't stand a chance. The ending was adorable...and, yes, they live happily ever after. If you haven't seen The Lady Eve, definitely give it a try--it's a classic.


  1. LOVE Olivia de Havilland. I wanted to BE Melanie from Gone With the Wind for ages. And then I realized no one is that perfect. But still. She presented a perfect portrait in the movie.

  2. I've only seen a couple Olivia movies...Gone with the Wind (of course)-but then Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte...TOTALLY different character! I'll have to put The Lady Eve on my list of things to watch!
    You know who I just recently discovered..but am now in LOVE with? Gene Kelly. I don't think ANYONE has made dancing look as effortless as he does!

  3. LOL Best. Line. Ever. It says so much. :o)

  4. Hi! I just followed you over from Tracy's feature on you (and the other 2 blogs) at It's An Average Life.(took me long enough, right?) I've had a chance to read several of your posts and I really enjoyed them. I'm pretty new to blogging myself. I just started in August.

    I share that soft spot for old movies and while I'm not her biggest fan, I've seen a few of Barbara Stanwyck's. I have to admit that she was a hell of an actress, and The Lady Eve is one of the one's that I enjoy. My favorite Stanwyck movie is Christmas In Connecticut. It's always on around Christmas (of course) and I highly recommend catching it if you haven't already.

    Nice to meet you! If you get a chance, stop on over and say hey! at my blog. I'm at I absolutely love comments, so feel free to leave me a note! I'm sure I'll be popping in here often to see what's going on in your world!


  5. I haven't seen the movie, but with a line like that...I gotta see it!!

  6. I'm right there with Rita...I'm going to have to see that. What woman can't relate to that!? hahaha.