From the moment she glimpses her idol on Broadway, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) strives to upstage Margo Channing (Bette Davis). After cunningly stealing Margoâ€™s role, Eve disrupts the lives of anyone close to the actress in this timeless cinematic masterpiece that earned a record 14 OscarÂ® Nominations*, winning six â€” including Best Picture!
*1950: Best Picture (won), Supporting Actor (George Sanders, won), Costume Design (B&W, won), Directing (won), Sound Recording (won), Screenplay (won), Actress (Anne Baxter), Actress (Bette Davis), Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm), Supporting Actress (Thelma Ritter), Art Direction (B&W), Cinematography (B&W), Film Editing, Music (Score).
**Audio Commentary by Actor Celeste Holm, Kenneth Geist (Joseph Mankiewiczâ€™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 BackstoryÂ®: All About Eve
**Vintage Bette Davis Promotion
**Vintage Anne Baxter Promotion
**Fox Movietone News: 1951: Academy AwardsÂ® Honor Best Film Achievements, 1951: Hollywood Attends Gala Premiere of All About Eve, Holiday Magazine Awards, Look Magazine Awards
Cast & Crew
It crackles with smart, smarting dialogue.
The Zanuck production investiture is plush in every department.
The hoped-for tone of Restoration comedy never quite materializes, perhaps because Mankiewicz's cynicism is only skin-deep, but the film's tinny brilliance still pleases.
Mankiewicz's flair for dialog is so perfected that all three actresses shoot fireworks whenever they open their mouths.
A fine Darryl Zanuck production, excellent music and an air of ultra-class complete this superior satire. The legitimate theatre had better look to its laurels.
A motion picture that, because of its priceless dialogue and unforgettable lead performance, will never lose its luster.
Is there anyone alive who hasn't seen All About Eve -- anyone who doesn't love movies, that is?