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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:
15 January 1951 (Sweden) 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:
Simply the Perfect Film See more (321 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 Coonan

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 | 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:
Contrary to popular belief, the character of Margo Channing is not based on Tallulah Bankhead. The film was adapted from an original story published in Cosmopolitan, "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr (uncredited in this film). It was based on an actual incident involving Austrian actress Elisabeth Bergner during her run in the hit stage thriller "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" in 1943-44. The story's main character was, like Bergner, a foreign actress named Margola Cranston, before it was changed to Margo Channing. However, the story about its being based on Bankhead persisted, however, and when Bankhead heard it, she reportedly told a live radio audience that the next time she saw Bette Davis, she would "tear every hair out of her mustache".See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Addison and Eve are together in the Cub Room, he taps his cigarette holder to knock the ash off the cigarette, which falls out of the holder into the ashtray. He doesn't notice while he speaks, and keeps tapping the empty holder.See more »
Quotes:
Bill Sampson:You know, there isn't a playwright in the world who could make me believe this would happen between two adult people. Goodbye, Margo.
Margo Channing:Bill? Where are you going? To find Eve?
Bill Sampson:That suddenly makes the whole thing believable.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Friends and Family (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
LiebestraumSee more »

FAQ

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116 out of 169 people found the following review useful.
Simply the Perfect Film, 26 December 2004
Author: d858thompson from Escondido, California

All About Eve is simply the perfect film. Fact follows fiction in the casting of Bette Davis, a star who was an incredible actress but fighting the inevitable - the passage of time. First off, Better Davis was always an incredible actress, no matter what part she took and this was the perfect part for her. Anne Baxter is tremendous in the part of Eve - she plays the part well. It's multi-faceted and challenging and she definitely rose to the challenge. Celeste Holm is great, too. She's got a smaller part but does a great job with it. Celeste Holm is an actress who has incredible stature, even in the later years of her career, like when she was in that television show "Promised Land." But Addison DeWitt - takes the cake. I can see why he won the Oscar. I don't want to say much about the story. The film is one that has to be taken in as a whole to be truly appreciated. Enjoy it - it's as tasty as honey! One thing - please never let them make a re-make of this film - it's perfect. It's off limits. It would be painting a new version of the Mona Lisa. This one is perfect!

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