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Enjoy the 'rite stuff - Later!

Patricia Nelson's commentary on All About Eve (1950)

Review Copyright Patricia Nelson, 2000


All About Eve - 1950 - 20th Century Fox

Do you ever get films that you watch over and over and over and you just can't get enough, or you find a special nugget upon each viewing? This film is one that does it for me!

It is the story of Eve Harrington, a conniving, malicious, backstabbing (rhymes with witch) - who is also a talented theater actress. Using foul means, she gets to meet and befriend Margo Channing (Bette Davis at the pinnacle of her film career) who is a DIVA of the first water. Through various underhanded ways, Eve tries to undermine the friendships that Margo has with playwright Lloyd Richards (Hugh Marlowe), his wife Karen (Celeste Holm) and director Bill Sampson (Gary Merrill) who is also Margo's main squeeze all so that Eve's star will shine first, last and ALWAYS!

Eve is aided in this by a Broadway columnist, Addison DeWitt (George Saunders, who has NEVER played such a slimeball such as he does here).

I will not divulge further, but just know that "God don't like ugly" and "what goes around,comes around" is is FULL effect!

What is the marvel of this film is that it is very much an adult film, with great, witty dialogue written by Joseph Mankiewicz - it does not insult your intelligence and you savor everything - "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!"

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