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All About Eve -- From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington (Ann Baxter) is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), her playwright (Hugh Marlowe) and his wife (Celeste Holm). Only the cynical drama critic (Oscar winner George Sanders) sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe co-star in this acclaimed classic, which won six Academy Awards and received the most nominations in film history.
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:
15 January 1951 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's all about women---and their men!
Plot:
An ingenue insinuates herself in to 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 17 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Miracle Of A Movie See more (304 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Margo Channing

Anne Baxter ... Eve Harrington

George Sanders ... Addison DeWitt

Celeste Holm ... Karen Richards

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)
Ralph Brooks ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest on Dais (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest on Dais (uncredited)
Stanley Orr ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)
Marion Pierce ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Sarah Siddons Awards Guest (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)

Erich Kästner  dialogue: German version (uncredited)
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)
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestration (as Edward Powell)
Alfred Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
Edward Rebner .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Darryl F. Zanuck .... presenter
W.F. Fitzgerald .... location manager (uncredited)
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 | Peru:14 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (2007) | UK:U (video rating) (1987) | USA:TV-PG | USA:Approved (certificate #14544) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Years later, Bette Davis said in an interview "Filming All About Eve was a very happy experience....the only bitch in the cast was Celeste Holm."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In The Cub Room, Margo holds a lit cigarette. In the next shot, without having put it in her mouth, she puffs a cloud of smoke.See more »
Quotes:
Bill Sampson:[to Eve] "Don't let it worry you", said the camera man, "Even De Mille couldn't see anything looking through the wrong end!" So that was the first and last...
Margo Channing:[entering] Don't let me kill the point. Or isn't it a story for grownups?
Bill Sampson:You've heard it - about the time I looked into the wrong end of the camera finder.
Margo Channing:Remind me to tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke.
Eve Harrington:I'd like to hear it.
Margo Channing:Some snowy night, in front of the fire.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Last of Robin Hood (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Beau SoirSee more »

FAQ

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179 out of 242 people found the following review useful.
A Miracle Of A Movie, 19 March 2004
Author: marcosaguado from Los Angeles, USA

What a genius Joseph L Manckiewicz was. A literary script that is totally accessible. A melodrama for the thinking man. A film that is as engrossing and entertaining every time you see it. Bette Davis touches all the raw nerves of her mythological career. Anne Baxter never went this far. Thelma Ritter became a sort of icon. Marilyn Monroe gives us a preview of forthcoming attractions as a graduated from the "Copacabana" academy of dramatic arts. Celeste Holm represents us, all of us and George Sanders creates a prototype for a cultured monster that is immediately recognizable. I don't recall another film in which the nature of selfishness is so wittily dissected. A total triumph.

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