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All About Eve (1950)

Passed | | Drama | 27 October 1950 (USA)
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A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends.

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by)
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Top Rated Movies #137 | Won 6 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Leland Harris ... Doorman
Barbara White Barbara White ... Autograph Seeker
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Storyline

Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) is waiting backstage to meet her idol, talented but aging Broadway star Margo Channing (Bette Davis). It seems innocent enough as Eve explains that she has seen Margo in EVERY performance of her current play. Margo and her friends take Eve under their wing but only theatre critic Addison DeWitt (George Sanders) sees through Eve's evil plan, which is to take Margo's parts and her fiancé, Bill Simpson (Gary Merrill) too.

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joan Crawford was considered for Margo Channing, but she was already working on The Damned Don't Cry (1950). See more »

Goofs

After Margo reads the note written by Eve, Bill says, "I understand she's now the understudy in there." However, when he turns his head to the camera, his lips aren't forming any words. See more »

Quotes

Bill Sampson: You have every reason for happiness.
Margo: Except happiness!
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Crazy Credits

The film opens straightaway with its own theme, without the ubiquitous "Fox Fanfare". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Empty Nest: All About Harry (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major (Romantic)
(1874) (uncredited)
Music by Anton Bruckner
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Fasten your seat belts...
11 December 1998 | by TetselSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,177, 8 October 2000

Gross USA:

$63,463

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,052
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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