All About Eve Movie Review 1950

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One of the wittiest (and most cynical) flicks of all time follows aspiring young actress Eve Harrington (Baxter) as she ingratiates herself with a prominent group of theatre people so she can become a Broadway star without the usual years of work. The not-so-innocent babe becomes secretary to aging star Margo Channing (Davis) and ruthlessly uses everyone in her climb to the top, much to Davis' initial disbelief and eventual displeasure. Satirical, darkly funny view of the theatre world features exceptional work by Davis, Sanders, and Ritter. Based on "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr. Later staged as the musical "Applause."


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 138 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Price of Fame, Showbiz Dramas, Femme Fatale, New York, New York, Stagestruck, 4 Bones
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Eddie Fisher
Milton Krasner
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Alfred Newman
Barbara McLean, George W. Davis, Lyle Wheeler
20th Century-Fox


Oscars 1950: Costume Des. (B&W), Director (Mankiewicz), Picture, Screenplay, Sound, Support. Actor (Sanders); AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1950: Film; Cannes 1951: Actress (Davis), Grand Jury Prize; Directors Guild 1950: Director (Mankiewicz); Golden Globes 1951: Screenplay, Natl. Film Reg. 1990;; N.Y. Film Critics 1950: Actress (Davis), Director (Mankiewicz), Film.

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