All About Eve

DVD - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
All About Eve
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.


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Mar 23, 2015
  • VV6 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Classic Hollywood brings us a more sophisticated brand of sociopath than your standard modern crime show, but sociopath nonetheless. Surprisingly chilling and brilliant.

Oct 15, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just an amazing film that properly hold a spot as one of the best films ever made. In 1951 it won 17 awards including Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Costumes and Best Sound. Anne Baxter refused to be in the Best Supporting Actress Category,. so she split the vote with Bette Davis and neither was selected though nominated for Best Leading Actress. A fitting result to a movie all about the politics of being a Broadway star. Bette Davis plays Margo Channing the clever and ruthless Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays an ambitious actress trying to work her way up the star status on Broadway. One wonders how much of the story is really how things work behind the scene for stars of either Broadway or Hollywood. The supporting cast is outstanding. Start with Celeste Holms, Gary Merrill, Thelma Ritter, and a young Marilyn Monroe. The movie is a triumph for Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz as he also wrote the brilliant screenplay. The film should have gotten an Oscar for it's cinematographer Milton Krasnor. Bette Davis had many great roles, but she might just thought Margo Channing to be her favorite. I think there was a lot of similarities between Margo and Bette. You be the judge though and please write your comments here on the KCLS web site. Thanks!
P.S. "All About Eve" has one the longest list of KCLS patron comments with a total of 8 patrons giving it a Five Star Rating. That is impressive!!

Feb 10, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“All About Eve” could also have been entitled “How to get to the Pinnacle in the Acting Profession,” as Anne Baxter plays an admirer of a great actress played by Bette Davis. As the movie progresses we find out Baxter’s Eve has more than admiration as her goal. This film’s director and screenwriter, Joseph Mankiewicz, won best director and best adapted screen play Oscars. This was the second straight year for Mankiewicz to win these awards, the only time for a director/screenwriter to win these two awards for two different films. In all, this film won six Oscars, including best film. It is a film about ruthless ambition and doing whatever it takes to get to the top. In this film, the person at the top, still has someone else pulling the strings.

Sep 21, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ms Bette Davis doing what she does best. Brilliant acting. Great movie.

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is arguably writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz' best film. And to reiterate another's sentiments: Bette Davis and Thelma Ritter were superb. George Sanders, as well. Great movie. FIVE STARS.

Jan 02, 2013

A wonderful film that has a straight-forward plot. What makes it so good is the sharp, acerbic dilalogue from George Sanders, who deservedly won an Oscar for his role, and that from Bette Davis and Thelma Ritter, who should have won Oscars.

Nov 13, 2012
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bette Davis....on Blu-Ray. Recommend!

Aug 04, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This brilliantly cynical, behind-the-scenes tale about ambition and betrayal, set in and around the New York City theater scene, is a highly-sophisticated and surprisingly up-to-date story that is, without a doubt, backstage back-stabbing and bitchy face-clawing finely tuned to the peak of perfection.... All About Eve (from 1950), which won an Oscar for "Best Picture", contains plenty of wonderful dialogue and absolute first-rate performances from a stellar cast.

Feb 15, 2012
  • owllover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie!

Oct 08, 2011
  • kwarah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The good old days of genuine creativity, art, theater, cinema & beautiful ordinary people with beautifully inspiring stories, with no shadow of technical effects.


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Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Birdie (of all the fur coats): "The bed looks like a dead animal act."

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lloyd Richards: "There are very few moments in life as good as this. Let's remember it. To each of us and all of us, never have we been more close, may we never be farther apart."

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lloyd Richards: "There comes a time that a piano realizes that it has not written the concerto!" Margo Channing: "And you, I take it, are the Paderewski who plays his concerto on me, the piano?"

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Margo Channing: "I detest cheap sentiment!"

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Addison DeWitt: "I think the time has come for you to shed some of your humility. It is just as false not to blow your horn at all as it is to blow it too loudly." Eve Harrington: "I don't think I've done anything to sound off about." Addison DeWitt: "We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. Now, if we don't blow them, who else will?"

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Addison DeWitt: "What do you take me for?" Eve Harrington: "I don't know that I'd take you for anything." Addison DeWitt: "Is it possible, even conceivable, that you've confused me with that gang of backward children you play tricks on; that you have the same contempt for me as you have for them?" Eve Harrington: "I'm sure you mean something by that, Addison, but I don't know what." Addison DeWitt: "Look closely, Eve. It's time you did. I am Addison DeWitt. I am nobody's fool, least of all yours."

Aug 04, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."


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