Given that she throws tantrums gets intoxicated and pushes people away when she needs them the most its a wonder New York theatre star Margo Channing has any true friends. But when Eve Margos young and innocent seeming protegee schemes to gain both the affection of Margos friends and a starring role originally written for Margo the actress discovers just who is in her corner and who is not. Released in 1950 ALL ABOUT EVEs power radiates undimmed through the years. The role of ageing stage star Margo Channing is considered by many to be the best of Bette Daviss career as Davis reveals and conceals Margos vulnerabilities with a skill seldom seen onscreen. Anne Baxter is also marvellous as the subtle Eve whose glowing enthusiasm masks a cold calculated ambition. Both actresses garnered Best Actress Oscar nominations and the film in its entirety took 14 nominations winning seven of them including Best Picture Best Director and Best Screenplay. George Sanders was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his biting portrayal of potent nasty theatre critic Addison DeWitt. Consistently listed among the best films of all time director writer Joseph L. Mankiewiczs ALL ABOUT EVE shouldnt be missed the acting writing and directing are unequivocally brilliant.
Release Date: 18 April 2005
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Running Time: 134 minutes
Production Year: 1950
Main Language: English