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All About Eve

Bette Davis  Actor Anne Baxter  Actor George Sanders  Actor Celeste Holm  Actor Gary Merrill  Actor

MPAA Rating: NR
Contains:Adult Situations

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All About Eve

UPC: 024543751601

Studio: 20th Century Fox

MPAA Rating: NR   Contains:[Adult Situations]

Summary: 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 up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Bette Davis), weaving a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Taking pity on the girl, Margo takes Eve as her personal assistant. Before long, it becomes apparent that naïve Eve is a Machiavellian conniver who cold-bloodedly uses Margo, her director Bill Sampson (Gary Merill), Lloyd's wife Karen (Celeste Holm), and waspish critic Addison De Witt (George Sanders) to rise to the top of the theatrical heap. Also appearing in All About Eve is Marilyn Monroe, introduced by Addison De Witt as "a graduate of the Copacabana school of dramatic art." This is but one of the hundreds of unforgettable lines penned by writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the most famous of which is Margo Channing's lip-sneering admonition, "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." All About Eve received 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Category: Comedy Drama

Awards: Best Film - Any Source – British Academy of Film and Television Arts U.S. National Film Registry – Library of Congress 100 Greatest American Movies – American Film Institute Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama – null Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – null Best Supporting Actress – null Best Director – null Best Screenplay – null Best Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Cinematography – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Costume Design – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Costume Design – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Drama or Comedy Score – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Screenplay – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress – Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize – Cannes Film Festival Best Picture – National Board of Review Best Actress – New York Film Critics Circle Best Director – New York Film Critics Circle Best Director – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Screenplay – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Moti – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director – Directors Guild of America

Features: Audio commentary by actor Celeste Holm, Kenneth Geist (Joseph Mankiewicz's Biographer) and Christopher Mankiewicz
Audio commentary by author Sam Staggs
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz: A Personal Journey
The Real Eve
The Secret of Sarah Siddons
AMC Backstory: All About Eve
Vintage Bette Davis promotion
Vintage Ann Baxter promotion
Fox Movietone news: 1951: Academy Awards Honor Best Film Achievements
1951: Hollywood Attends Gala premiere of All About Eve Holiday Magazine Awards, Look Magazine Awards
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All About Eve

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 08/30/2011

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Pre-1954 Standard

Audio: DHMA, DD1 Dolby Digital Mono, DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 138 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French,Spanish

Subtitles: French,Spanish

Region: Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)

Rebecca Flint Marx

A skewering satire of the theatre world, All About Eve entertains while it eviscerates. This is a film that really does have it all: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sure-handed direction and gloriously poisonous screenplay, celluloid diva Bette Davis at her disdainful best, uniformly excellent performances from the supporting cast, and costumes that further demonstrate that designer Edith Head did indeed give good wardrobe. The fact that All About Eve swept the 1950 Academy Awards speaks to all of these qualities, but a great deal of the film's historical and cinematic importance lies in its content. For years, Broadway had taken aim at Hollywood, and now the tables were turned with considerable venom. Mankiewicz's script summoned into existence a whole array of painfully recognizable theatre types, from the aging, egomaniacal grand dame to the outwardly docile, inwardly scheming ingenue to the powerful critic who reeks of malignant charm. The fact that the film succeeds in delivering such a wallop without descending into bitchy tirade makes it an enduring testament to the powers of elegant satire, further proof that there is no more dangerous combination than wit and a typewriter. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Joseph L. Mankiewicz  Director 
Joseph L. Mankiewicz  Screenwriter 
Alfred Newman  Composer (Music Score) 
Darryl F. Zanuck  Producer 
Bette Davis  Actor 
Anne Baxter  Actor 
George Sanders  Actor 
Celeste Holm  Actor 
Gary Merrill  Actor 
Hugh Marlowe  Actor 
Thelma Ritter  Actor 
Marilyn Monroe  Actor 
Gregory Ratoff  Actor 
Barbara Bates  Actor 
Walter Hampden  Actor 
Randy Stuart  Actor 
Craig Hill  Actor 
Barbara White  Actor 
William Pullen  Actor 
Claude Stroud  Actor 
Eugene Borden  Actor 
Helen Mowery  Actor 
Steven Geray  Actor 
Bess Flowers  Actor 
Ed Fisher  Actor 

Country: USA