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All About Eve Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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 ([[Performer~P4663~Anne Baxter~annebaxter]]). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing ([[Performer~P17295~Bette Davis~bettedavis]]), 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 ([[Performer~P32955~Celeste Holm~celesteholm]]), and waspish critic Addison De Witt ([[Performer~P206637~George Sanders~georgesanders]]) to rise to the top of the theatrical heap. Also appearing in All About Eve is [[Performer~P50065~Marilyn Monroe~marilynmonroe]], 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 [[Performer~P101039~Joseph L. Mankiewicz~josephlmankiewicz]], 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

  • Release date:October 13, 1950

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
New York Film Critics Circle Bette Davis Best Actress 1950 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bette Davis Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bette Davis Best Actress 1950 Nominee
Cannes Film Festival Bette Davis Best Actress 1951 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles LeMaire Best Black and White Costume Design 1950 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Edith Head Best Black and White Costume Design 1950 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George Sanders Best Supporting Actor 1950 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association George Sanders Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lyle Wheeler Best Black and White Art Direction 1950 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thelma Ritter Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thelma Ritter Best Supporting Actress 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Milton Krasner Best Black and White Cinematography 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Celeste Holm Best Supporting Actress 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Walter Scott Best Black and White Art Direction 1950 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Joseph L. Mankiewicz Best Film - Any Source 1950 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joseph L. Mankiewicz Best Screenplay 1950 Winner
Directors Guild of America Joseph L. Mankiewicz Best Director 1950 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joseph L. Mankiewicz Best Director 1950 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joseph L. Mankiewicz Best Screenplay 1950 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Joseph L. Mankiewicz Best Director 1950 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joseph L. Mankiewicz Best Director 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George W. Davis Best Black and White Art Direction 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anne Baxter Best Actress 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alfred Newman Best Drama or Comedy Score 1950 Nominee

Cast

Bette Davis
as Margo Channing
Anne Baxter
as Eve Harrington
George Sanders
as Addison De Witt
Celeste Holm
as Karen Richards
Gary Merrill
as Bill Sampson
Hugh Marlowe
as Lloyd Richards
Thelma Ritter
as Birdie Coonan
Marilyn Monroe
as Miss Claudia Caswell
Gregory Ratoff
as Max Fabian
Barbara Bates
as Phoebe
Walter Hampden
as Aged Actor (Speaker at Dinner)
Randy Stuart
as Girl
Craig Hill
as Leading Man
Claude Stroud
as Pianist
Eugene Borden
as Frenchman
Helen Mowery
as Reporter
Steven Geray
as Captain of Waiters
Ed Fisher
as Stage Manager
Bess Flowers
as Well-Wisher

Crew

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Director
Darryl F. Zanuck
Producer
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Screen Story
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Screenwriter
Milton Krasner
Cinematographer
Alfred Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
George W. Davis
Art Director
Walter Scott
Set Designer
Charles LeMaire
Costume Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Roger Heman
Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Sersen
Special Effects
Mary Orr
Short Story Author
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