All About Eve

All About Eve

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cast: Bette Davis
Bette Davis
, Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
, George Sanders
George Sanders
, Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
All About Eve

All About Eve

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cast: Bette Davis
Bette Davis
, Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
, George Sanders
George Sanders
, Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/26/2019
UPC: 0715515237710
Original Release: 1950
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 2:18:00
Sales rank: 4,560

Special Features

4k digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Two Audio Commentaries from 2010, one featuring actor Celeste Holm, Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's on Christopher Mankiewicz, and author Kenneth L. Geist; the other featuring author Sam Staggs; All About Mankiewicz, a feature-length documentary from 1983 about the director; Episodes of the Dick Cavett Show from 1969 to 1980 featuring actors Bette Davis and Gary Merrill; New interview with costume historian Larry McQueen; Hollywood Backstories: "All About Eve," a 2001 documentary featuring interviews with Davis and others about the making of the film; Documentaries from 2010 about Mankiewicz's life and career; "The Wisdom of Eve," the 1946 short story on which the film is based, and its real-world inspiration; and a real-life Sarah Siddons Society based on the film's fictional organization; Radio adaptation of the film from 1951; Promotion for the film featuring Davis; Plus: An essay by critic Terrence Rafferty and "The Wisdom of Eve"

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
George W. Davis Art Director
W.D. Flick Sound/Sound Designer
Gaston Glass Asst. Director
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Barbara McLean Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Ben Nye Makeup
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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