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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 #138 | Won 6 Oscars. Another 18 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

The first Best Picture Oscar winner to also win Best Costume Design, and Best Sound Mixing. See more »

Goofs

When the protagonists are sitting at their table in the Cub Room scene, a waiter is seen walking toward their table, but when the angle changes, an inordinate amount of time elapses before he actually passes the table. See more »

Quotes

Karen: Nothing is forever in the Theatre. Whatever it is, it's here, it flares up, burns hot and then it's gone.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Beverly Hills, 90210: U4EA (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major (Romantic)
(1874) (uncredited)
Music by Anton Bruckner
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Icons On The Verge
12 July 2011 | by kehoerobertSee all my reviews

As close to perfection as they come. A film than can be viewed again and again without ever getting tired. Bette Davis's Margo Channing is a film icon of major proportions. A point of reference. Her fear of the abyss is as human as it is at the center of this selfish, insecure, sacred cow. She is surrounded by some other sensational women. Thelma Ritter, Celeste Holm, Anne Baxter and in a tiny but telling part, Marilyn Monroe - a graduate from the Copacabana school of dramatic art. Wittily prophetic. George Sanders is another piece of extraordinary casting and writing. "I'm essential to the theater" Indeed. And here is a film that has become essential to anyone who loves movies"


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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:

$150,438
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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