Classic Film : All About Eve (1950)

All About Eve (1950)

Eve (Anne Baxter) is waiting backstage to meet her idol, aging Broadway star Margo Channing (Bette Davis). It seems innocent enough as Eve explains that she has seen Margo in EVERY performance of her current play. Only playwright/critic DeWitt (George Sanders) sees through Eve's evil plan, which is to take her parts and her fiancé, Bill Simpson (Gary Merrill). When the fiancé shows no interest, she tries for playwright Lloyd Richards (Hugh Marlowe), but DeWitt stops her. After she accepts her award, she decides to skip the after-party and goes to her room, where a young woman named Phoebe has sneaked into her room and fallen asleep. This is where the "Circle of Life" now comes to fruition as Eve will get played like she played Margo.

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A great film and one of the greatest lines ever in a movie!



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An early film for Marilyn Monroe as well

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Thanks for that

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Monroe was beautiful then of course. But she was even more stunning ten years later.

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Her looks were fading fast before she died. From Seven Year Itch to when she died she had aged a lot!

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Her looks were fading fast before she died.


Right! Real fast… not long before she died…



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She aged a lot and quickly.

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That happens as we all get older.
Seriously though, people from her generation didn't even have the life expectancy the younger ones have, now we know about the importance of exercise, the dangers of smoking, etc.
Bette Davis lived to a ripe old age and worked hard right into old age.
I'm impressed.

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Stop trying to derail my thread. 😡

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WTF does Ben have to do with anything?

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Very popular film with homosexuals, are you gay ?

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Yeah, Bette Davis was the Lady Gaga of her time.

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Ah! Well it's a great movie.

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10/10

Fantastic movie, and probably one of the best ever made. Besides the fierce Bette Davis who rules everything she is in, the entire movie from beginning to end fashions life with manipulation, all to repeat itself. It's beautifully written and Davis, as always, commands attention with her performance. I can find zero fault with this movie.

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Just the teensiest of dangling threads, though: I was always bothered by Birdie's (Thelma Ritter) abrupt disappearance from the film, even from the others' conversation, whereas all the other significant figures get some kind of acknowledgement or send-off by the end. It could be that her scenes were snipped or, more likely, that Mankiewicz couldn't figure out how to reintroduce her even for a brief curtain call once she'd served her purpose of casting doubt on Eve's honesty. It's not a major hole in the story, but it is a little untidy.

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I agree about Birdie.
Thelma Ritter was one of the best character actors ever! I'd like to know why she was suddenly banished!

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I was hoping you'd make a comment here!

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I just noticed the thread about an hour or so ago.
My all time favorite film!

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I should have tagged you!

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😁👍
It's all good.

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EVE???









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