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.
This brilliant, acerbic look at theater life features Davis as an aging Broadway star who takes a seemingly naive fan under her wing, only to discover the waif is scheming to take her throne. Wit and sarcasm reign supreme as the determined divas duke it out. Davis is often cited for this role, but George Sanders as the viperish columnist is oily perfection.
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All About Eve was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.
Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||George Sanders||Won|
|Best Actress||Anne Baxter||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Bette Davis||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Celeste Holm||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Thelma Ritter||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Walter M. Scott||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Milton Krasner||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Edith Head, Charles LeMaire||Won|
|Best Director||Joseph L. Mankiewicz||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Barbara McLean||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alfred Newman||Nominated|
|Best Picture||20th Century-Fox||Won|
|Best Writing||Joseph L. Mankiewicz||Won|
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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: Margo Channing is ageless - spoken like a press agent.
Lloyd Richards: I know what I'm talking about. After all, they're my plays.
Margo Channing: Spoken like an author. Lloyd, I'm not twenty-ish, I'm not thirty-ish. Three months ago I was forty years old. Forty. Four O. That slipped out. I hadn't quite made up my mind to admit it. Now I suddenly feel as if I've taken all my clothes off.
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Ingrid Bergman was another actress considered for the part of Margo Channing but she had just fallen in love with Italian director Roberto Rossellini and didn't want to leave Italy.
The first of only two films to receive 14 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
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