All about Eve / 20th Century Fox ; Darryl F. Zanuck presents ; produced by Darryl F. Zanuck ; written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

Uniform title
Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
English
Εdition
Blu-ray special edition.
Published/​Created
  • [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
  • ©2019
Description
2 videodiscs (138 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (44 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm)

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Publisher
Screenwriter
Film director
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Director of photography
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Library of Congress genre(s)
Series
Contains
Medium/​Support
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • stamping rdapm
  • black and white
  • monochrome rdacc
Summary note
"In Joseph L. Mankiewicz's devastatingly witty Hollywood classic, backstage is where the real drama plays out. One night, Margo Channing (Bette Davis) entertains a surprise dressing-room visitor: her most adoring fan, the shy, wide-eyed Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). But as Eve becomes a fixture in Margo's life, the Broadway legend soon realizes that her supposed admirer intends to use her and everyone in her circle, including George Sanders's acid-tongued critic, as stepping-stones to stardom. Featuring stiletto-sharp dialogue and direction by Mankiewicz, and an unforgettable Davis in the role that revived her career and came to define it, the multiple-Oscar-winning All About Eve is the most deliciously entertaining film ever made about the ruthlessness of show business"--Container
Notes
  • Title and credits from screen.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
  • Based on the short story: The wisdom of Eve / Mary Orr.
  • Aspect ratio 1.37:1.
  • Features on disc one: 4K digital restoration; Two audio commentaries from 2010, one featuring actor Celeste Holm, director Joseph L Mankiewicz's son Christopher Mankiewicz, and author Kenneth L. Geist, and the other featuring author Sam Staggs -- on disc two: New interview with costume historian Larry McQueen; Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (a documentary from 2010 about Mankiewicz's life and career); The secret of Sarah Siddons (a documentary from 2010 which chronicles the formation of a real Sarah Siddons Society in Chicago); Radio adaptation of the film from 1951; Promotion for the film featuring Davis; All About Mankiewicz, a feature-length documentary from 1983 about the director; Episodes of The Dick Cavett Show from 1969 and 1980 featuring actors Bette Davis and Gary Merrill; Hollywood Backstories: "All About Eve," a 2001 documentary featuring interviews with Davis and others about the making of the film; Joseph L. Mankiewicz: a personal journey (a documentary from 2010 in the director's life); The real Eve (a documentary from 2000 with film scholar Jonathan Kuntz and theater critic Harry Haun discussing the real-life people who inpired the film) -- in booklet: "The Wisdom of Eve," the 1946 short story on which the film is based; An essay by critic Terrence Rafferty
Creation/​Production credits
Director of photography, Milton Krasner ; editor, Barbara McLean ; music, Alfred Newman.
Target audience
Rating: Not rated.
System details
Blu-ray; region A; requires Blu-ray player; Aspect ratio 1.37:1 presentation; LPCM 1.0 monaural.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Bates, Walter Hampden.
Language note
English dialogue with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Contents
  • disc one. [Feature film]
  • disc two. [Special features].
Other title(s)
All about Eve (Motion picture)
ISBN
  • 9781681436609
  • 1681436604
Publisher no.
CC3088BD
OCLC
1121203720
Universal Product Code
  • 715515237710
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