Based on the story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, All About Eve is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows u... read more
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release Date: January 1, 1950
DVD Release Date: October 5, 1999
Stats: 2,935 reviews
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August 23, 2012fb223580
The script is spectacular. And there's just so much acting to appreciate in this film, especially Bette Davis's snarky, proud, self-indulgent and insecure diva who gradually coaxes forth a full-on tempestuous storm, a "hysterical screaming harpy". This was my first introduction...
March 18, 2012
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 ...
March 4, 2012
Once again, someone decided to take a typical "backstage backstabbing drama" type story and turn it into a prestige picture.
The film follows an aspiring actress named Eve Harrington who worships fading and aging stage goddess Margo Channing and finds herself going from rags to...
October 10, 2011
A sophisticated tale of ambition, glamour and backstabbing in Hollywood and show business. Perfectly directed and with a delicious sense of humor, this superb classic by Mankievicz presents not only a terrific cast but also countless memorable dialogues from beginning to end.
October 3, 2011
Go for it in Wal-Mart for less than 50 pesos. What a bargain. What a great performances from Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. It's classic good noir Hollywood movies and this time you'll get a glimpse of the inside Hollywood greed, hipochresy and karma. Yes, karma is real. You bet on...
February 26, 2011
A diva actress takes in a war widow, who eventually plots and schemes to steal the spotlight.
The highlights of this classic are Bette Davis's indomitable stage presence and the captivating voice of George Sanders. Davis captures the essence of this aging actress: the resistance...
February 10, 2011
"A part in a play. You'd do all that just for a part in a play?"
All About Eve is a sneaky tale about deceit and pure ambition, set within the world of the New York theater scene.
Eve (Anne Baxter) seems to be a sympathetic, helpful young woman, who find herself unexpectedly me...
January 20, 2011
A surprise delight for me. I have never heard of Joseph Mankiewicz before and for that I am surprised. What makes this film soar is the script. The dialogue, which touches on themes of growing old in such a troublesome industry and the need to be desired by the public, was delica...
January 15, 2011
One of the greatest films ever made. Incredibly well-written dialogue, amazing performances and incredible technical sound and video editing. I am in love with this film.
October 26, 2010
A clever story presented in a well made movie with a good cast. It's a bit too long, but otherwise a great movie.
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