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All About Eve [1950 film] by Joseph L.…

All About Eve [1950 film]

by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Director/Screenwriter), Milton Krasner (Director of Photography), Mary Orr (Story)

Other authors: Anne Baxter (Actor), Bette Davis (Actor), Celeste Holm (Actor), Gary Merrill, Marilyn Monroe4 more, Alfred Newman (Composer), Thelma Ritter, George Sanders, Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer)

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A fan attaches herself to an aging actress.

There are probably only four or five actresses in the history of movies that could have taken Davis' character and made her sympathetic; Davis makes her downright lovable. Every now and then a movie like this, that I otherwise might never have seen, reminds me why I'm doing my IMDb's Top 250 project.

Concept: B
Story: A
Characters: A
Dialog: A
Pacing: A
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: A
Acting: A
Music: B

Enjoyment: A

GPA: 3.7/4 ( )
  comfypants | Feb 14, 2016 |
Margo Channing (Bette Davis) on menestynyt näyttelijätär, joka ystävystyy nuoren, kovia kokeneen ihailijansa Even (Anne Baxter) kanssa. Margo ottaa nöyrän ja työpaikasta kiitollisen Even henkilökohtaiseksi avustajakseen, mutta Eve ei ole aivan kaikkea mitä antaa ymmärtää. Valehdellen ja huijaten Eve saa lopulta Margon huippuroolin itselleen. Näyttelijätärten valtataistelu kulminoituu Margo 'n murhayritykseen, jossa Eve kuitenkin epäonnistuu. "Show business" näyttäytyy elokuvassa varsin synkässä ja satiirisessa valossa. ( )
  Maria1888 | Dec 16, 2015 |
An aging star is coming to terms (badly) with an up and coming replacement. Full of biting remarks and sideways looks, sarcasm and digs. Great to watch with a glass of wine. Leaves you feeling rather glad you've never faced Bette Davis in a bad mood. ( )
  MrsLee | Oct 31, 2015 |
Winner of Four Oscars.
  DeubrookLibrary | Feb 3, 2012 |
Showered with Oscars, this wonderfully bitchy (and witty) comedy written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz concerns an aging theater star (Bette Davis) whose life is being supplanted by a wolf-in-sheep's-clothing ingenue (Anne Baxter) whom she helped. This is a film for a viewer to take in like a box of chocolates, packed with scene-for-scene delights that make the entire story even better than it really is. The film also gives deviously talented actors such as George Sanders and Thelma Ritter a chance to speak dazzling lines; Davis bites into her role and never lets go. A classic from Mankiewicz, a legendary screenwriter and the brilliant director of A Letter to Three Wives, The Barefoot Contessa, and Sleuth. --Tom Keogh ( )
  Caro | Mar 30, 2006 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Mankiewicz, Joseph L.Director/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Krasner, MiltonDirector of Photographymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Orr, MaryStorymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter, AnneActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, BetteActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holm, CelesteActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Merrill, Garysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Monroe, Marilynsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Newman, AlfredComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ritter, Thelmasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sanders, Georgesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zanuck, Darryl F.Producersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. -IMDB
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From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.… (more)

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