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All About Eve (1950)

 -  Drama  -  15 January 1951 (Sweden)
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

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Eve
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Phoebe
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Walter Hampden ...
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Girl
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Leland Harris ...
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Storyline

Aspiring actress Eve Harrington maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson. This classic story of ambition and betrayal has become part of American folklore. Bette Davis claims to have based her character on the persona of film actress Talullah Bankhead. Davis' line "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night" is legendary, but, in fact, all of the film's dialog sparkles with equal brilliance. Written by Jeanne Baker <jbaker@erim.org>

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theater | director | actress | critic | fan | See more »

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It's all about women---and their men!

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15 January 1951 (Sweden)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,177 (USA) (6 October 2000)

Gross:

$10,177 (USA) (6 October 2000)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original story "The Wisdom of Eve" appeared in "Cosmopolitan" magazine in 1946, and was produced as a radio drama for NBC - but every studio rejected it as a film project. Eventually Fox bought the rights for $3500 with no credit stipulations. Joseph L. Mankiewicz combined "The Wisdom of Eve" with a story he had been developing about an actress who recalls her life when receiving an award. See more »

Goofs

Bill prepares only two martinis and gives one to Margo and the other to Karen. However, after she drinks, Margo gives him back the empty glass and receives one more. See more »

Quotes

Margo Channing: I detest cheap sentiment.
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Crazy Credits

Eddie Fisher is credited in the cast as 'Stage Manager,' although all of his scenes were cut from the released print. This is not the the singer Eddie Fisher, but another actor. See more »

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Fasten your seat belts...
11 December 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

What can you say about a film like this? It has one of the greatest screenplays ever written, fabulous directing, and sensational performances by Anne Baxter, Bette Davis and George Sanders. And on top of it all, it's got Marilyn Monroe! What more could you want?!? It's full of snappy dialogue, great one liners, and a realistic and interesting plot. The epitome of good movie making. Oh, if only today's filmmakers were forced to watch All About Eve before they were allowed to make their own!


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