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U.S., 1950
Written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Celeste Holm, Marilyn Monroe
Approx. 138 min. DCP.

"Fasten your seat belts! It's going to be a bumpy night!" A bumpy night indeed, as Anne Baxter's Eve schemes to de-throne Bette Davis' Margo Channing on stage and in love, while George Sanders' venomous Addison De Witt sees the career of "Copacabana School of the Arts" graduate Marilyn Monroe's career "rising in the East like the sun." Academy Awards include Best Picture, Director, Screenplay. With Thelma Ritter, Celeste Holm. “Hollywood’s most sparkling comedy of manners (the bad manners of misbehaving Broadway insiders)... A talking picture abuzz with literate, biting dialogue, the hiss and crackle of bitchy repartee.” – Foster Hirsch


“Bette Davis is at her most instinctive and assured.”
– Pauline Kael

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