Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
All About Eve
|This movie is said to be one of the best ever. Who directed this great movie?||All About Eve
|The actor who played Addison DeWitt committed suicide. What was his name?||All About Eve
Bill Sampson . In the final credits, the name is written as "Simpson" instead of "Sampson".
|What is the name of Margo's best friend, who stabs her in the back?||All About Eve
Karen. The actress who played Karen, Celeste Holm, never got along with Davis. She thought she was rather pushy.
|What was the name of the actress who plays Phoebe at the very end of the picture?||All About Eve
|What future movie star almost did NOT appear in this film, because the producer thought she was "unphotogenic"?||All About Eve
Marilyn Monroe. Monroe was late for rehearsals and no one knew her at the time this picture was made.
|What actress was originally supposed to play the part of Margo Channing?||All About Eve
Claudette Colbert. Claudette Colbert was supposed to play the role of Margo until she ruptured a disk in her back, on the set of "Three Came Home".
Footsteps On The Ceiling. "Aged In Wood" is the play Margo is starring in during the start of the film. Fire and Music is a quote, Margo is told that Eve has all the "fire and music" according to Addison DeWitt. "Our American Cousin" is referred to in the film, it is the play Lincoln was watching when he was shot.
Edith Head. Adrian, long time designer for Joan Crawford, who created that fantastic big square shoulder look . Walter Plunkett designed the costumes for "Gone With The Wind" and Helen Rose designed the costumes for "The Bad and the Beautiful".
Claudette Colbert. Claudette Colbert injured her back while finishing the film "Three Came Home". Joe Mankiewicz waited two months for Ms. Colbert to recover, couldn't wait any longer and gave the part to Ms. Davis. The other actresses listed were also considered for the part of Margo.
Applause. "The Lady Eve" was a wonderful comedy with Barbara Stanwyck. "A Chorus Line" was a long running show about the Broadway dancers known as gypsies. Fire and Music is a portion of a quote from "All About Eve".
Hugh Marlowe. Robert Young ("Father Knows Best" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.") was considered for the part of Bill Sampson. Richard Carlson who looks a lot like Hugh Marlowe was in "Hold That Ghost" and Patrick Knowles was in "Robin Hood". All of them are fine actors.
Gregory Ratoff. All of the other actors were considered for the same part.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Preston Sturges wrote the dialogue for "Imitation of Life". Herman Mankiewicz, Joe's brother wrote "Citizen Kane" with Orson Welles.
Mary Orr. Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone With The Wind". Mary Shelly wrote "Frankenstein" and Lillian Hellman wrote "Watch on the Rhine" and many other stories, plays and screenplays.
The Wisdom of Eve. The original story was supposedly based upon a true story about the actress Elisabeth Bergner, our Margo.
Sarah Siddons. Antonette Perry is the Tony Award, Academy Award is the Oscar and Golden Globe is the Foreign Press Award.
|Lloyd and Karen have just arrived for the start of the party and Lloyd detects something is up and he says: "The general athmosphere is very ___________. What has or is about to happen?"||Quotes from "All About Eve"
Macbethish. The martinis start to flow! On with the party.
|Bill is getting ready to leave for Hollywood. He asks Birdie "What do you want me to tell Tyrone Power?" Birdie's reply is " _________."||Quotes from "All About Eve"
Just give him my phone number. I'll tell him myself.. Thelma Ritter was excellent as the ex-vaudevillian/maid.
|Karen has brought Eve backstage for the first time and Eve says: "You can breath it can't you? Like _________."||Quotes from "All About Eve"
some magic perfume.. Eve has seen every performance of the play.
6. The film was nominated for a record-breaking 14 awards, but only won 6. The Ocars won were Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders), Best Costume Design and Best Sound Recording.
|At the end of the movie Phoebe tells Eve that a taxi driver came to the door with her award. Who actually visited Eve to return her Sarah Siddons Award?||"All About Eve" - A Classic
Addison DeWitt. The character of Addison DeWitt was played by George Sanders. Phoebe, who only appears at the end of the movie, was played by a young Barbara Bates.
|Eve blackmailed Karen into asking Lloyd to give her the part of which character in his play "Footsteps On The Ceiling"?||"All About Eve" - A Classic
Cora. Eve threatened to tell everyone about Karen helping her effectively ruin Margo's career.
In the theatre. Margo later said, in reponse to her speech; "You can always put that award where your heart ought to be".
Aged In Wood. Eve played her understudy in the play, towards the end of the film.
Karen. Karen, played by Celeste Holm, makes sure that Margo misses her performance by making sure there isn't enough gas in the car for them to make it in time. This leads to Eve having the chance to take over as the lead role for one night.
Marilyn Monroe. Monroe later went on to star in movies such as "Some Like It Hot" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".
Margo Channing . Bette Davis, along with Anne Baxter, was nominated for Best Actress Oscar for her role.
It had fire and music. This comment was said by Lloyd Richards, and later made Margo fly off the handle in a jealous rage.
Anne Baxter and Bette Davis. Claudette Colbert was originally to play the character of Margo. Colbert was forced to pull out of the movie after rupturing a disc in her back while filming "Three Came Home".