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All About Eve
Bette Davis and Anne Baxter
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Overview

Given that she throws tantrums, gets intoxicated, and pushes people away when she needs them the most, it's a wonder New York theater star Margo Channing has any true friends. But when Eve Harrington, Margo's young and innocent-seeming protégée, schemes to gain both the affection of Margo's friends and a starring role originally written for Margo, the actress discovers just who is in her corner--and who is not. Released in 1950, ALL ABOUT EVE's power radiates undimmed through the years. The role of aging stage star Margo Channing is considered by many to be the best of Bette Davis's career, as Davis reveals and conceals Margo's vulnerabilities with a skill seldom seen onscreen. Anne Baxter is also marvelous as the subtle Eve, whose glowing enthusiasm masks a cold, calculated ambition. Both actresses garnered Best Actress Oscar nominations, and the film in its entirety took 14 nominations, winning seven of them, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. George Sanders was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his biting portrayal of potent, nasty theater critic Addison DeWitt. Consistently listed among the best films of all time, director-writer Joseph L. Mankiewicz's ALL ABOUT EVE shouldn't be missed; the acting, writing, and directing are unequivocally brilliant.

Awards:
1950 - Academy Awards - Best Picture - Winner
1950 - Academy Awards - Best Sound Recording - Winner
1951 - Cannes - Jury Prize - Winner
1951 - Cannes - Best Actress - Winner
1950 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor - Winner
1950 - Academy Awards - Best Director - Winner
1950 - Academy Awards - Best Original Screenplay - Winner
1950 - Academy Awards - Best Costume Design - Winner

Main Cast & Crew:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz - Director
Bette Davis
Anne Baxter
George Sanders
Celeste Holm
Gary Merrill
Barbara White
Ed Fisher
Hugh Marlowe
Gregory Ratoff
Barbara Bates

Details

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Restored, Full Frame, Dubbed, Sensormatic)
  • Run Time: 138
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 024543507321
  • Genre: DRAMA
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: April 2008

Movie Reviews

Synopsis:
An unforgettable, acerbic look behind the scenes of New York theater, ALL ABOUT EVE depicts the glory days, even as it reveals its denizens' naked ambition as they stand always-in-the-ready to topple the current talent and step into the limelight. Bette Davis mesmerizes as Margo Channing, leading dame of the New York stage until she is pushed aside by a fresh-faced fan who becomes her understudy, the duplicitous Eve (Anne Baxter). Eve's humble background and eager innocence fools all while she subtly digs in her claws, tearing Margo from her friends and colleagues as she desperately grasps her chance for stardom. Wit and sarcasm, though touched with pathos, reign supreme as the determined diva and diva-in-training duke it out. George Sanders as the viperish theater columnist is oily perfection, winning an Oscar for his portrayal. The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and Best Director and Best Screenplay prizes for director-writer Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Both Davis and Baxter were nominated for Best Actress Oscars for their superb performances.

Notes:
ALL ABOUT EVE is number 16 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies. ALL ABOUT EVE was nominated for a record-setting 14 Academy Awards; it won seven. ALL ABOUT EVE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1990.

Reviews:
"...One of Hollywood's ultimate valentines to the Great White Way --...a valentine laced with poison..." -- Rating: A - 05/12/1995 Entertainment Weekly, pp.68-70


"...Davis was a character, an icon with a grand style..." - 01/19/2001 Chicago Sun-Times, p.32


"...Line for quotable line, quite simply the best-written Hollywood movie ever..." - 01/24/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.80


"This acid-tongued grande dame of the theatah gave us our first glimpse of malignant narcissism and neediness run amok..." - 04/01/2004 Premiere, p.71


"[I]t's witty, literate, cruel, devastating." - 05/01/2005 Uncut, p.139


"It's hard to think of a more celebrated backstage drama in Hollywood history, and the script bristles with acerbic wit." - 04/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.86


5 stars out of 5 -- "[R]ousing and endlessly amusing....Acutely relevant in these days of transient celebrity." - 12/01/2007 Empire, p.93


"[T]he film’s cutting exploration of ageism and celebrity ego remain fascinating." - 04/08/2021 USA Today

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