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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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Gregory Ratoff ...
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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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Barbara White ...
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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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Zsa Zsa Gabor kept arriving on the set because she was jealous of her husband George Sanders in his scenes with the young blonde ingénue Marilyn Monroe. See more »

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In the first scene just as the camera pulls away from the award plaque, the dolly tracks are visible on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Eve Harrington: It's not modesty. I just don't try to kid myself.
Addison DeWitt: A revolutionary approach to the Theater.
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Music by Richard Rodgers
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It's going to be a BETTE night....
24 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

All About Eve is an excellent film in every aspect. The 14 Oscar nominations, and six wins, testify to this. For 47 years EVE held the record for most nominations -- in 1997 Titanic matched the 14 nominations. Bette Davis was awarded the New York Critics Award once in her 58 year career -- and it was for this film. Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter and Celeste Holms gave terrific supporting performances while Anne Baxter kept up with the great Bette every frame of the way. It was Bette's eighth nomination, and sixth loss; Judy Holiday won for Born Yesterday, beating two legends -- Gloria Swanson was also nominated that year for Sunset Blvd. All About Eve was the first film to be released after Bette ended her 18 years with Warner Brothers. For a moment she was back on top of the world, only to find disappointment throughout the 50's with choices and offerings in Hollywood. The writing by Mankiewicz and supporting performance by George Saunders would alone make the film worth viewing -- A NEAR PEFECT FILM!


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