A lovely con artist tries to bambooze a rich young heir, only to fall for him in All About Eve, a gem of a romantic comedy.
We open on the SS Southern Queen, an ocean liner that's the current base of operations for con artist Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) and her father/partner-in-crime, "Colonel" Harrington (Charles Coburn). They're looking for an easy mark, and they think they've found one: Charles Pike (Henry Fonda), a young, uber-rich heir to a who's an expert on snakes and the opposite of expert where women are concerned. Jean, however, knows how to succeed where so many other women on board have failed, and Charles is quickly in love. However, Jean is smitten with Charles, and tries to protect him from her father's schemes - unsuccessfully, as her father fleeces Charles during a rigged card game. Not only that, but Charles's bodyguard Mugsy (William Demarest) spills the beans to him about Jean and her father, and he refuses to have anything more to do with her. Out for payback over being jilted, Jean poses as Lady Eve Sidwich, newly arrived from England, and gets invited to the Pike's home for a celebration. Pike is infatuated with "Lady Eve," due to her remarkable similarity to Jean. (Even Lois Lane would be head-desking right about now.) When things go awry, Jean tries to win Charles back, since she's still in love with him, and hijinks naturally ensue.