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

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Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bette Davis's performance as Margo Channing is ranked #5 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time. See more »

Goofs

After Bill proposes a toast to Margo, she changes the cigarette from her left hand to her right. But next shot it is still in her left hand. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Richards: The atmosphere is very MacBeth-ish... what has, or is about to, happen?
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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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Soundtracks

Poinciana
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Nat Simon
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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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