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Title:
All about Eve
Author:
Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc.
Summary:
Set in the world of theater, with its temperamental and insecure personalities and actors who don't know when to stop acting, this is a story of pretense and fantasy. Breathless fan Eve Harrington worms her way into the confidence of Broadway star Margo Channing. Eve becomes first her secretary, then her understudy, then her rival. Only one person sees through Eve's act: Birdie, Margo's wardrobe woman. Survivors of Eve's savage climb to the top include theater critic Addison DeWitt, director Bill Sampson, playwright Lloyd Richards and his wife Karen.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.

Disc one. Special features: Commentary by Celeste Holm, Mankiewicz biographer Ken Geist and Christopher Mankiewicz [optional audio feature]; Commentary by author Sam Staggs [optional audio feature]; Isolated score track [optional audio feature].

Disc two. Special features: Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz [featurette] (26 min.); Joseph L. Mankiewicz: A personal journey [featurette] (26 min.); The real Eve [featurette] (18 min.); The secret of Sarah Siddons (7 min.); AMC's Backstory: 'All About Eve' [featurette] (25 min.); Vintage Bette Davis promotion (2 min.); Vintage Anne Baxter promotion (2 min.); Fox Movietone News (9 min.); Restoration comparison [text feature with film clips]; Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Interactive pressbook gallery [slide show]; Poster gallery [slide show]; Still gallery [slide show].
Language:
English
Contents:
Main titles -- Sarah Siddons Award -- Only last October -- Meet Margo Channing -- How it started -- What is theater? -- At the airport -- Eve moves in -- Midnight caller -- Paranoiac insecurity -- Bill's welcome home birthday party -- New understudy -- Breed apart -- Party's over -- Mass of fire and music -- Coming unglued -- Perfectly harmless joke -- Forward pass -- Addison's review -- Lloyd's idea? -- Cub Room -- Simple exchange of favors -- "What's so funny?" -- 'Footsteps on the Ceiling' -- Killer to killer -- Night to remember -- Phoebe -- End titles.
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating: Not rated.
UPC:
024543507321
Format :
DVD

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Based on the story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, All About Eve is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Bette Davis), weaving a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Taking pity on the girl, Margo takes Eve as her personal assistant. Before long, it becomes apparent that naïve Eve is a Machiavellian conniver who cold-bloodedly uses Margo, her director Bill Sampson (Gary Merill), Lloyd's wife Karen (Celeste Holm), and waspish critic Addison De Witt (George Sanders) to rise to the top of the theatrical heap. Also appearing in All About Eve is Marilyn Monroe, introduced by Addison De Witt as "a graduate of the Copacabana school of dramatic art." This is but one of the hundreds of unforgettable lines penned by writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the most famous of which is Margo Channing's lip-sneering admonition, "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." All About Eve received 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi