All About Eve


(out of 5)

Here’s perfect writing if ever a movie ever had it.  plays famous and established actress Margo Channing, a self-centred but vulnerable woman who is pursued relentlessly by Eve Harrington (), a seemingly innocent fan who worships Channing until she eventually becomes her personal assistant. Eve’s devotion soon becomes sinister, but when Margo lets her friends in on it they just think she’s being selfish and unfair.  is excellent as Margo’s best friend, who at first is on Eve’s side but eventually sees how ruthless she is in climbing to the top. The party scene early on in the film features some of the film’s best lines (“Fasten your seat belts…it’s going to be a bumpy night!”), though my personal favourite is towards the end when Davis tells Baxter to put her recently won acting award “where [her] heart should be”; Margo Channing is just about the best female character of the fifties. Features  in an early role.

Twentieth Century Fox

USA, 1950

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, inspired by the story The Wisdom Of Eve by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1950

Cannes Film Festival 1951

Golden Globe Awards 1950


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