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4,435 Ratings

All About Eve

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
United States, 1950


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 Eve Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1951 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

Academy Awards

1951 | 6 wins including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1951 | 8 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Much of the film’s reputation is staked to the intricate bitchery of its dialogue, which refines and serrates the screwball style of its writer-director’s many pre-Code comedy screenplays.
June 22, 2018
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In general, he mixes analytical intelligence with practical wit… “All About Eve” is one of the greatest movies about theatre—an idea that, in itself, opens an ironic abyss into which Mankiewicz spelunks with an impish, riotous aplomb.
September 15, 2014
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As a director, Mankiewicz’s style—now unharnessed from the bolder visual style of genre expectations—may be plainer, as though demanding closer attention to the performances and dialogue. But the blocking is thoughtful, and small felicities lap around the edges.
September 13, 2014
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