All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz • 1950 • United States
Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

In Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s devastatingly witty Hollywood classic, backstage is where the real drama plays out. One night, Margo Channing (Bette Davis) entertains a surprise dressing-room visitor: her most adoring fan, the shy, wide-eyed Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). But as Eve becomes a fixture in Margo’s life, the Broadway legend soon realizes that her supposed admirer intends to use her and everyone in her circle, including George Sanders’s acid-tongued critic, as stepping-stones to stardom. Featuring stiletto-sharp dialogue and direction by Mankiewicz, and an unforgettable Davis in the role that revived her career and came to define it, the multiple-Oscar-winning ALL ABOUT EVE is the most deliciously entertaining film ever made about the ruthlessness of show business.

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All About Eve
  • All About Eve

    Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz • 1950 • United States
    Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

    In Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s devastatingly witty Hollywood classic, backstage is where the real drama plays out. One night, Margo Channing (Bette Davis) entertains a surprise dressing-room visi...

Extras

  • ALL ABOUT EVE Commentary 1

    Recorded in 2010, this commentary features actor Celeste Holm; director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s son Christopher Mankiewicz; and Kenneth L. Geist, author of “Pictures Will Talk: The Life and Films of Joseph L. Mankiewicz.”

  • ALL ABOUT EVE Commentary 2

    Recorded in 2010, this commentary features Sam Staggs, author of “All About ‘All About Eve’: The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made!”

  • Larry McQueen on ALL ABOUT EVE

    Few characters in cinema history have a single scene with as interesting a sartorial backstory as Margo Channing does in ALL ABOUT EVE, or a narrative arc as clearly expressed in wardrobe choices as Eve Harrington’s is in the film. In this interview shot in 2019, film costume historian and collec...

  • Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

    In this 2010 documentary, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s sons Christopher Mankiewicz and Thomas Mankiewicz, as well as Joseph’s biographer Kenneth L. Geist, among others, discuss the director’s career.

  • The Secret of Sarah Siddons

    When ALL ABOUT EVE was written and filmed, the Sarah Siddons Society was a fictional creation of Joseph L. Mankiewicz, meant to lightly satirize the self-importance of the New York theater demimonde. This 2010 documentary chronicles the formation, after the film’s release, of an actual Sarah Sidd...

  • ALL ABOUT EVE Radio Adaptation

    Presented here is the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE from October 1, 1951, featuring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, and Gary Merrill in their original roles, with Reginald Gardiner playing Addison DeWitt.

  • ALL ABOUT EVE Bette Davis Promotion

    This brief 1950 promotional film features Bette Davis on the set of ALL ABOUT EVE.

  • All About Mankiewicz

    In this intimate, feature-length documentary from 1983, film scholar Michel Ciment interviews director Joseph L. Mankiewicz about his career, including both its notable successes and its spectacular disappointments.

  • Dick Cavett Interviews Gary Merrill, 1980

    Presented here is one full episode of “The Dick Cavett Show” from June 18, 1980, featuring an interview with actor Gary Merrill about his role in ALL ABOUT EVE and subsequent marriage to actor Bette Davis

  • Dick Cavett Interviews Bette Davis, 1969

    Presented here is an excerpt of The Dick Cavett Show from December 31, 1969 featuring Bette Davis.

  • Hollywood Backstories: ALL ABOUT EVE

    This half-hour documentary from 2001 about the making of ALL ABOUT EVE features interviews with actors Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, and Celeste Holm, as well as director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, his son Thomas Mankiewicz, film historian Rudy Behlmer, and Bette Davis biographer Roy Moseley.

  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz: A Personal Journey

    In this 2010 documentary, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s sons Christopher Mankiewicz and Thomas Mankiewicz, as well as Joseph’s biographer Kenneth L. Geist, among others, discuss the director’s life.

  • The Real Eve

    In this 2010 documentary, film scholar Jonathan Kuntz and theater critic Harry Haun discuss the real-life people that inspired Mary Orr’s story “The Wisdom of Eve,” on which ALL ABOUT EVE is based.