Overall Rank: 140
Average Rating: 3.3/4
# of Ratings: 229
Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/1950
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/08/2008
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Actors: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill
Plot: A young lady begins working for an aging stage actress in which she eventually becomes the star.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/27/2019
In the 21st century, this Hollywood insider classic about an aging actress wanting to stay in the limelight is still relevant.
Indyfreak - wrote on 09/13/2018
All About Eve has been acclaimed as one of the best Hollywood movies about showbiz, the stage, and the sly competition between celebrities. Sometimes emerging from their own fandom. Bette Davis is good as always and Anne Baxter nails the phony sincerity as the ambitious social climber Eve Harrington. George Sanders has some choice lines as a critic aptly named DeWitt. The film though does move at a slow pace and only towards the last half does it truly become engaging. It is something of a dry sit aside from the two leads and some retrospectively camp moments.
SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/21/2018
Hypocrisy reaches a new glamorous status in Mankiewicz's marvelous prime opera about ambition, manipulation and psychological catastrophe. The true highlight of this legendary masterpiece of razor-sharp dialogues, unparalleled performances and a top-notch direction is the way our preconceptions and definitions of "climax", "plot development" and "antagonistic character" are completely shattered. Yes, the Academy overreacted (my soul still prefers the cataclysmic meta-film brilliance of Sunset Blvd. ), but the current's film status has lived up to the hype of the present generations. Oh, the beauty of betrayal and Hollywood capitalism! 98/100
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cinegeek.de - wrote on 04/06/2016
Our Daily Free Stream: Bette Davis - All About Eve. Zum Geburtstag von Bette Davis! - Älter zu werden bedeutete eine kluge Entscheidung für die Karriere von Bette Davis, deren Image schon immer hart und kantig war. Erwachsen waren ihr Figuren immer, naiv nie. Davis verkörperte professionelle Anführer, Überlebende oder Raubtiere in Frauengestalt. Margo Channing in "All About Eve" (1950) aber stellte ihre grösste Rolle dar! Margo schien ein Zugeständnis von Davis Unterlegenheit gegenüber der nachfolgenden Generation zu symbolisieren, in Wahrheit aber war es ein Sieg: Der Triumph starker Persönlichkeit über Schönheit! Eine persönlichere Rolle hatte Davis nie verkörpert. Davis spielt sie ungeheuer realistisch: Die langsam älter werdende Margo Channing. Der zynisch-manipulative …
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
Brilliant! A classic film; absolutely fantastic. All About Eve is a film about a young woman named Eve (Baxter) who aligns herself into the life of aging actress Margo Channing (Davis) and ultimately schemes herself into the theatre spotlight. I really liked it.
The screenplay is one of the best of all time, perfect in every way. It has sort of a unique and modern flair to it, making All About Eve memorable and timeless. The performances were wonderful, also, especially Betty Davis. All About Eve garnered a total of 5 Oscar nominations for the cast; after viewing the film it's clear why. Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, and Hugh Marlowe all give great performances. This was also my first Marilyn Monroe film; she has a minor role.
Nominated for an astounding …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/20/2011
The story starts in an awards dinner setting with Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) accepting the Sarah Siddons Award. A popular stage actress named Margo Channing (Bette Davis) adopts Eve before she was even recognized. Margo’s close friend Karen Richards (Celeste Holm) introduced Eve. The talented play writer Lloyd Richards (Hugh Marlowe) is Karen’s husband while the director Bill Sampson (Gary Merrill) is Margo’s loyal and trustworthy boyfriend. Eve becomes a competent aid to Margo since she was enamored with her fame and performances in Broadway. A theater critic named Addison DeWitt (George Sanders) ensures that Eve gets recognition and is well aware of her real personality and identity. A few fascinating quotes: Margo Channing – “Fasten your seatbelts; it's going to be a …
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