From the moment she glimpses her idol on Broadway, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) strives to upstage Margo Channing (Bette Davis). After cunningly stealing Margo’s role, Eve disrupts the lives of anyone close to the actress in this timeless cinematic masterpiece that earned a record 14 Oscar® Nominations*, winning six — 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 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 Anne 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
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?