All About Eve

1950 US drama film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It is based on the 1946 short story "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr, although Orr does not receive a screen credit.

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All About Eve
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz
Screenplay byJoseph L. Mankiewicz
Based onThe Wisdom of Eve
by Mary Orr
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
CinematographyMilton R. Krasner
Edited byBarbara McLean
Music byAlfred Newman
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • October 13, 1950 (1950-10-13) (New York City)[1]
Running time
138 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.4 million[3][4]
Box office$8.4 million[5]

The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star, and Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who maneuvers herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships. The film co-stars George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, and Hugh Marlowe, and features Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates and Walter Hampden.

All About Eve held its world premiere in New York City on October 13, 1950.[1] Praised by critics at the time of its release, All About Eve received a record 14 Academy Award nominations.[notes 1] and won six, including Best Picture. All About Eve is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations (Davis and Baxter as Best Actress, Holm and Ritter as Best Supporting Actress). Widely considered as among the greatest films of all time, in 1990, it became one of 25 films selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress's National Film Registry, deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[6] The film was ranked No. 16 on AFI's 1998 list of the 100 best American films.[7][8]