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All About Eve Overview:

All About Eve (1950) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.

The film was based on the short story The Wisdom of Eve written by Mary Orr published in Cosmopolitan in May 1946.

All About Eve was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorGeorge SandersWon
Best ActressAnne BaxterNominated
Best ActressBette DavisNominated
Best Supporting ActressCeleste HolmNominated
Best Supporting ActressThelma RitterNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Walter M. ScottNominated
Best CinematographyMilton KrasnerNominated
Best Costume DesignEdith Head, Charles LeMaireWon
Best DirectorJoseph L. MankiewiczWon
Best Film EditingBarbara McLeanNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
Best Picture20th Century-FoxWon
Best WritingJoseph L. MankiewiczWon
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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: All About Eve” (Giveaway runs February 3-18)

By Annmarie Gatti on Feb 3, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win Tickets to see “All About Eve” on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, March 5 & Wednesday, March 8! “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” CMH is thrilled to announce the 3rd of our 14 movie ticket giveaways this year, courtesy of Fathom Events! That said, ... Read full article


Like Liz Lemon’s Sugarbaker Meltdown? See Bette Davis in All about Eve

By Judy on Mar 20, 2014 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

I always love a comedic meltdown, and 30 Rock‘s Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is brilliant at them. In one of my favorite episodes, The C Word (Season 1, Episode 14), Lemon tries to earn a reputation as a nice boss by spoiling her staff. Of course, her subordinates quickly exploit her kindness, resulti... Read full article


All About Eve (1950) (1)

By Brandy Dean on Nov 16, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

For Hollywood actresses old age is at best a limbo of obscurity and at worst a slow descent into the hell of being unknown. To wit, just look at two of Hollywood’s most famous portrayals of the aging actress, Gloria Swanson as the waxily preserved Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder’s Sunset B... Read full article


All About Eve, Limerick Style

By Angela on Nov 27, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

Just a quick entry for True Classics’ third anniversary classic film limerick contest. There once was a woman named Eve. Stardom is what she hoped to achieve. She plotted and schemed, Margo sure was steamed. The Siddons Award she would receive.... Read full article


My (Slightly Less Than) Month With Marilyn: All About Eve (1950)

By Kristen on Nov 11, 2011 From Journeys in Classic Film

My inaugrual post (and in fact the idea that caused me to create this blog) kicks off with My Month with Marilyn in honor of the film My Week With Marilyn.  This won’t be a true month because I didn’t have a full 30 days worth of movies as I’m culling this from a few box sets I own.  The biggest one... Read full article


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Quotes from

Bill Sampson: I don't agree, Addison.
Addison DeWitt: That happens to be your particular abnormality.


Margo Channing: Funny business, a woman's career - the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That's one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later, we've got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we've had or wanted. And in the last analysis, nothing's any good unless you can look up just before dinner or turn around in bed, and there he is. Without that, you're not a woman. You're something with a French provincial office or a book full of clippings, but you're not a woman. Slow curtain, the end.


Addison DeWitt: We all have abnormalities in common. We're a breed apart from the rest of humanity, we theatre folk. We are the original displaced personalities.


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Facts about

Celeste Holm had only recently left 20th Century Fox after a bitter contract dispute with Darryl F. Zanuck. Who then had to rehire her at Joseph L. Mankiewicz's insistence.
Although he received screen credit, actor Eddie Fisher's scene was cut before the film's release.
Darryl F. Zanuck envisioned Marlene Dietrich as Margo Channing, Jeanne Crain as Eve Harrington, and José Ferrer as Addison DeWitt. Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's early choices for the Margo Channing role were Claudette Colbert and Gertrude Lawrence. When Crain became pregnant, Mankiewicz's final choice for the Eve Harrington part was Anne Baxter because she displayed a "bitch virtuosity" that he believed Crain could not provide. Other actresses were also named and considered for the part of Margo Channing, among them Tallulah Bankhead and Susan Hayward.
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