• All About Eve (1950)

All About Eve

Release Date: 1950

DVD Release Date: October 5th, 1999

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

Backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington. Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing, telling a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Margo takes Eve under her wing, and it appears that Eve is a conniver that uses Margo.

Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Witty, Rivalry, 1950s, New York City, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    All About Eve possesses one of the best screenplays ever to grace the silver screen. It also has one of the best performances by an actress in the history of Hollywood features. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie's strength and weakness is Anne Baxter, whose Eve lacks the presence to be a plausible rival to Margo, but is convincing as the scheming fan. When Eve understudies for Margo and gets great reviews, Mankiewicz wisely never shows us her performance; better to imagine it, and focus on the girl whose look is a little too intense, whose eyes a little too focused, whose modesty is somehow suspect. show more

  • 100
    David ParkinsonEmpire

    The stinging bon mots occasionally sound handcrafted rather than raspingly spontaneous, but aspiring actress Anne Baxter’s rise to the top over the corpse of her supposed idol, Bette Davis, remains rousing and endlessly amusing. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Sound Recording
Nominated Actress
Winner Best Makeup
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Winner Best Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Winner Film From Any Source
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1951)
Winner Directing
Nominated Actress
Winner Writing (Screenplay)