The Maltese Falcon (dir. John Huston, 1941)
Score: 8½ to 9− out of 10.
The Lady Eve (dir. Preston Sturges, 1941)
“If I were asked to name the single scene in all of romantic comedy that was sexiest and funniest at the same time, I would advise beginning at six seconds past the 20-minute mark in Preston Sturges’ The Lady Eve, and watching as Barbara Stanwyck toys with Henry Fonda’s hair in an unbroken shot that lasts three minutes and 51 seconds.” —Roger Ebert
Score: 9− out of 10.