Aspiring actress and Machiavellian conniver, Eve Harrington, maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson to rise to the top of the theatrical heap. Winner of 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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All about twists. When acting and script comes close to perfection, every single character is essential for the story to work - no wonder why almost every actor were nominated for their roles. The behind the scenes was worthy of a movie itself.
Merciless wit; strong, complex women; acid dialogue; brutal truths... Saw this in a series called Fassbinder's Favourites, and the influence is obvious. Had Hollywood made more like this, I wouldn't need to be such a film snob ;) Davis at her best. A great movie.
Nothing short of a goddamned masterpiece. Wonderfully acted and astonishingly written. The charmingly caustic dialogue alone is worth the watch. Despite the amazing performances by all involved, Bette Davis stole the show. For all of Marilyn Monroe's 2 minutes of screen time she was delicious -- almost as satisfying as that highly anticipated moment where justice is finally served. A chick flick with balls.
Flawlessly executed drama, fabulous screenplay and acting. a picture formed by pure cynicism and tons of charm. Bette Davis and Anne Baxter are the theater's ultimate bitches. nice cameo by the beautiful Marilyn Monroe.