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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Marilyn: Behind the Icon Marilyn Monroe Steals Scenes in All About Eve Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe and George Sanders On the heels of winning the Academy Award for Best Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives (1949) director Joseph L. Mankiewicz casted an A-film produced by Darryl F. Zanuck at ... Read full article


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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

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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


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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


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Quotes from

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.


Bill Sampson: Darling, there are certain characteristics for which you are famous, on stage and off. I love you for some of them, in spite of others. I haven't let those become too important. They're part of your equipment for getting along in what is laughingly called our environment. You have to keep your teeth sharp - all right - but I will not have you sharpen them on me, or on Eve!
Margo Channing: What about her teeth? What about her fangs?
Bill Sampson: She hasn't cut them yet, and you know it! So when you start judging an idealistic, dreamy-eyed kid by the barroom Benzedrine standards of this megalomaniac society, I won't have it! Eve Harrington has never, by word, look, thought, or suggestion indicated anything to me but her adoration for you and her happiness at our being in love. And to intimate anything else doesn't spell jealousy to me - it spells a paranoiac insecurity that you should be ashamed of!
Margo Channing: Cut! Print it! What happens in the next reel? Do I get dragged off screaming to the snake pits?


Margo Channing: Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!


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Facts about

The movie's poster was as #24 of "The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever" by Premiere.
Bette Davis's performance as Margo Channing is ranked #5 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
After the film's release, Bette Davis implored Joseph Mankiewicz to write a sequel that would focus on the characters of Margo and Bill (played by her lover on-and-off screen, Gary Merrill). Many years later, after she and Merrill had married and divorced, Davis ran into Mankiewicz at a party and said to him, "Joe, you can forget that sequel. I've played it and it doesn't work."
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