All About Eve

20th-Fox release of Darryl F. Zanuck production, written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Stars Bette Davis, Anne Baxter. George Sanders, Celeste Holm; features Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe. Music, Alfred Newman; camera, Milton Krasner; editor, Barbara McLean; orchestration, Edward Powell; special effects, Fred Sersen. Tradeshown Sept. 6., ’50. Running time, 138 MINS.

Margo – Bette Davis
Eve – Anne Baxter
Addison De Witt – George Sanders
Karen – Celeste Holm
Bill Simpson – Gary Merrill
LIoyd Richards – Hugh Marlowe
Birdie – Thelma Ritter
Miss Casswell – Marilyn Monroe
Max Fabian – Gregory Ratoff
Phoebe – Barbara Bates

“All About Eve” is a literate, adult film of the calibre that will do big league, big town business. In addition it has all the elements for the general runs.

The whyfore of the producer’s insistence for “scheduled performances” becomes obvious as the story un-folds from its banquet that honors a new Broadway legit great and the flashbacks which detail the bitter, hard-bitten and frequently bitter saga that tells us “All About Eve.”

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