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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 at 7.30pm
1951 Award Winners
  • Classic drama
  • 1950
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 132 mins.
 
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All About Eve's greatness as a film starts with its script. Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz manages to create an engaging story with memorable characters and tie them together with some of the sharpest dialogue ever to reach the screen. With a script this good, who needs actors? But Eve has them too, several in the roles that would come to epitomize their careers. Combine a fabulous script, several excellent performances, and production values that only enhance the story-telling, and you've got the basis for a pretty good film - but somehow All About Eve manages to become just a little bit more.

Director:

 
Joseph L Mankiewicz

Screenplay:

 
Joseph L Mankiewicz, from the short story

Cast:

 
BETTE DAVIS, Margo Channing; ANNE BAXTER, Eve Harrington; GEORGE SANDERS, Addiso DeWitt; CELESTE HOLME, Karen Richards; GARY MERRILL, Bill Sampson; HUGH MARLOWE, Lloyd Richards; GREGORY RATOFF, Max Fabian; BARBARA BATES, Phoebe, MARILYN MONROE, Miss Casswell; THELMA RITTER, Birdie Coonan
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