All About Eve
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Run Time: 138 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1950
Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Gary Merrill, George Sanders, Hugh Marlow, Celeste Holm, Marilyn Monroe
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington (Ann Baxter) is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Eve maneuvers her way into Margo’s Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo’s director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), her playwright (Hugh Marlowe) and his wife (Celeste Holm). Only the cynical drama critic (George Sanders) sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.
Barbara McLean (Editor)
With 62 film credits to her name, Barbara “Bobby” McLean was 20th Century Fox’s most prominent editor, ultimately the head of its editing department, in the studio’s period under Darryl F. Zanuck. She won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the film Wilson (1944) and was nominated for the same award another six occasions, including All About Eve (1950). Her total of seven nominations for Best Editing Oscar was not surpassed until 2012.