All About Eve Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of All About Eve

Margo Channing (Davis), a long established Broadway star, is not aging graciously. She's got a steady guy in director Bill Sampson (Gary Merrill) and steady work, but she worries about aging. One day her good friend Karen Richards (Holm), wife of playwright Lloyd (Hugh Marlowe), introduces Margo to a seemingly stage-struck fan named Eve Harrington (Baxter). The seemingly pliant and well-mannered Eve becomes Margo's secretary-assistant, and gradually takes over her entire life. This includes substituting for Margo on stage and winning raves and covert support from critic Addison DeWitt (Sanders), and wrestling away her next part in the play Lloyd is finishing. The story is told in retrospect by DeWitt after Eve has taken New York's theater community by storm. The crackling dialogue and strong acting of this 1950 classic, written and directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, hold up very well. Young Marilyn Monroe has a small role as an empty-headed starlet. The movie's record 15 Academy Award nominations (it ended up winning 6, including Best Director and Picture), was equaled only by "Titanic," nearly 50 years later.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Eve is an ambitious young actress that has no scruples, she uses Margo Channing, a star, as a stepping stone. Margo also has to deal with an age complex and her younger boyfriend. This is a very good commentary on society.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jenna Evans

Script Analysis of All About Eve

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   3 () Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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