ALL ABOUT EVE -- Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste
Marilyn Monroe, Gary Merril; written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
(1950) Drama/Comedy. From Mary Orr's novel "The Wisdom of Eve." Aspiring
actress Eve Harrington maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star
Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson. This
classic story of ambition and betrayal has become part of American
folklore. Davis claimed to have based her character on the persona of film
actress Talullah Bankhead. Davis' line "Fasten
your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night" is legendary, but, in fact,
all of the film's
dialogue sparkles with equal brilliance. A must-see.
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