The Lady Eve is for the most part an enjoyable screwball comedy, in that all the comedic scenes basically work more or less. I'll admit the conceit of the film does annoy me, as the Lady Eve fools everyone except the best character in the film played by William Demarest. Barbara Stanwyck does not really pull off the illusion though to be fair to the film, it point that out. I don't know it just does not all come together. It's funny though and sometimes that's more than enough.