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All About Eve (1950)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 October 1950 (USA)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Margo
... Eve Harrington
... Addison DeWitt
... Karen
... Bill Simpson
... Lloyd Richards
... Max Fabian
... Phoebe
... Miss Casswell
... Birdie
... Aged Actor
... Girl
... Leading Man
Leland Harris ... Doorman
Barbara White ... Autograph Seeker
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Storyline

Eve (Anne Baxter) is waiting backstage to meet her idol, 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. Only playwright/critic DeWitt (George Sanders) sees through Eve's evil plan, which is to take her parts and her fiancé, Bill Simpson (Gary Merrill). When the fiancé shows no interest, she tries for playwright Lloyd Richards (Hugh Marlowe), but DeWitt stops her. After she accepts her award, she decides to skip the after-party and goes to her room, where a young woman named Phoebe has sneaked into her room and fallen asleep. This is where the "Circle of Life" now comes to fruition as Eve will get played like she played Margo.

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

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27 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,177, 8 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,177, 8 October 2000
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

José Ferrer, Charles Laughton, Adolphe Menjou, Vincent Price, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone and Clifton Webb were all considered for the role of Addison De Witt. See more »

Goofs

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

Margo: As it happens, there are particular aspects of my life to which I would like to maintain sole and exclusive rights and privileges.
Bill Sampson: For instance what?
Margo: For instance: you!
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Crazy Credits

Eddie Fisher is credited in the cast as 'Stage Manager,' although all of his scenes were cut from the released print. This is not the the singer Eddie Fisher, but another actor. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #10.24 (2013) See more »

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Poinciana
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Nat Simon
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Fasten your seat belts...
11 December 1998 | by See 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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