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All About Eve -- 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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Writer:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
27 October 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's all about women---and their men!
Plot:
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 6 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
***** Perfect! See more (332 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Margo

Anne Baxter ... Eve

George Sanders ... Addison DeWitt

Celeste Holm ... Karen

Gary Merrill ... Bill Simpson

Hugh Marlowe ... Lloyd Richards

Gregory Ratoff ... Max Fabian

Barbara Bates ... Phoebe

Marilyn Monroe ... Miss Casswell

Thelma Ritter ... Birdie

Walter Hampden ... Aged Actor

Randy Stuart ... Girl

Craig Hill ... Leading Man
Leland Harris ... Doorman
Barbara White ... Autograph Seeker
Eddie Fisher ... Stage Manager
William Pullen ... Clerk
Claude Stroud ... Pianist
Eugene Borden ... Frenchman

Helen Mowery ... Reporter

Steven Geray ... Captain of Waiters (as Steve Geray)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gertrude Astor ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)

Frank Baker ... Waiter (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Sarah Siddons Award Guest (uncredited)
Jack Deery ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Sarah Siddons Awards Well-Wisher (uncredited)

Colin Kenny ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)

Ethelreda Leopold ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)

Carl M. Leviness ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest on Dais (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)

Mathew McCue ... Waiter (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest on Dais (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Waiter at Margo's Party (uncredited)
Stanley Orr ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)
Marion Pierce ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)

Suzanne Ridgway ... Sarah Siddons Award Guest (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Waiter (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)

Robert Whitney ... Actor in 'Hearts of Oak' (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz 
 
Writing credits
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by)

Mary Orr  story "The Wisdom of Eve" (uncredited)

Produced by
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
Barbara McLean (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Bunny Gardel .... body makeup (uncredited)
Frank Prehoda .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kay Reed .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Gene Roemer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gladys Witten .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Max Golden .... production manager (uncredited)
Robert R. Snody .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerald Braun .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gaston Glass .... assistant director (uncredited)
Hal Klein .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fred R. Simpson .... prop master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Paul Gilbert .... boom operator (uncredited)
Thomas T. Moulton .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Harry Roberts .... cable (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jess Wolf .... effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vaughn Ashen .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bud Brooks .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Jack Dimmack .... electrician (uncredited)
Charles Edler .... best boy (uncredited)
James E. Lavin .... key grip (uncredited)
Al Lebowitz .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ray Nolan .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Richter .... crane grip (uncredited)
Joe Robinson .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Rex Turnmire .... crane grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edith Head .... costume designer: Miss Bette Davis
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Josephine Brown .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ann Landers .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Merle Williams .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
W.F. Fitzgerald .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
Alfred Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
Edward Rebner .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Darryl F. Zanuck .... presenter
Grady Johnson .... publicist (uncredited)
Weslie Jones .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Florence O'Neill .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
138 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:S | Japan:G (2017) | Peru:14 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (video) | UK:PG (video) | UK:U (2007) | UK:U (video rating) (1987) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (PCA #14544) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The popular English gothic rock band All About Eve took their name from the film. They enjoyed chart success in the UK in the late 1980s and early 1990s with several hit singles such as "Martha's Harbour" and "What Kind of Fool".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After she drinks the martinis, Margo goes up the stairs holding the cigarette in her right hand. Next shot it is in her left hand.See more »
Quotes:
Bill Sampson:You have every reason for happiness.
Margo:Except happiness!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hansel & Gretel (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
ManhattanSee more »

FAQ

Is Addison de Witt a "good guy" or a villain in the film?
What was in the letter that Margo crumples and tosses over her shoulder?
Any recommendations for movies with a character as despicable as Eve?
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33 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
***** Perfect!, 27 March 2001
Author: Bil-3 from Toronto, Ontario

Here's perfect writing if ever a movie ever had it-where did Joseph L. Mankiewicz come up with these people? Who would have thought he could not only revive Bette Davis' career with her greatest-ever role, but actually make her even more fascinating than she ever was before? Davis plays famous and established actress Margo Channing, a self-centred and tough but vulnerable woman who is purused relentlessly by Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter), a seemingly innocent woman who worships Channing-she even becomes her personal assistant. However, her devotion soon becomes sinister, and Margo lets her friends know, though they just think she's being selfish and unfair. Celeste Holm is excellent as Margo's best friend, who at first is on Eve's side but eventually sees how conniving Eve can be and how ruthless she is in climbing to the top. The party scene early on in the film features some of the film's best lines (`Fasten your seat belts…it's going to be a bumpy night!'), though my personal favourite is when Davis tells Baxter to put her award `where you heart should be'; Margo Channing is just about the best female character of the fifties. Features Marilyn Monroe in an early role.

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