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All About Eve (1950)

Cast: Bette Davis, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, more...
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Classics
Running Time: 138 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Based on the story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, All About Eve is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Bette Davis), weaving a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Taking pity on the girl, Margo takes Eve as her personal assistant. Before long, it becomes apparent that na´ve Eve is a Machiavellian conniver who cold-bloodedly uses Margo, her director Bill Sampson (Gary Merill), Lloyd's wife Karen (Celeste Holm), and waspish critic Addison De Witt (George Sanders) to rise to the top of the theatrical heap. Also appearing in All About Eve is Marilyn Monroe, introduced by Addison De Witt as "a graduate of the Copacabana school of dramatic art." This is but one of the hundreds of unforgettable lines penned by writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the most famous of which is Margo Channing's lip-sneering admonition, "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." All About Eve received 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

good stuff by alexjb April 11, 2006 - 11:17 AM PDT
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1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
i don't like "classics". usually, they're crap, or at least significantly overrated. so i watch them rarely and reluctantly.

all about eve totally surprised me. it's not exactly a life-changing experience, but the dialog is sharp, the acting is great and the plot is actually really cool, even if you know where it's going. it occasionally feels like a stage play, but overall, i found it much more attention holding and entertaining than i had expected.




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Best Picture Oscar Winners: 1950s
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Village Voice's 100 Best Films of the 20th Century
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When the Village Voice held its "First Annual Film Critics' Poll" they asked 50 or so film critics (like Molly Haskell, Jonathan Rosenbaum, and Andrew Sarris) to rank their top ten best films of the century. This is the result.
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