In this devastatingly witty Hollywood classic from Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Cleopatra), backstage is where the real drama plays out.
One night, Margo Channing (Bette Davis; Now, Voyager) entertains a surprise dressing-room visitor: her most adoring fan, the shy, wide-eyed Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter; The Magnificent Amberson). But as Eve becomes a fixture in Margo's life, the Broadway legend soon realises that her supposed admirer intends to use her and everyone in her circle, including an acid-tongued critic played by George Sanders (Rebecca), 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.
All About Eve is given the Criterion treatment and released on Blu-ray 23rd August 2021 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
- 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Two audio commentaries from 2010, one featuring actor Celeste Holm, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's son Christopher Mankiewicz, and author Kenneth L. Geist; the other featuring author Sam Staggs
- 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 New interview with costume historian Larry McQueen
- Hollywood Backstories: "All About Eve," a 2001 documentary featuring interviews with Davis and others about the making of the film
- Documentaries from 2010 about Mankiewicz's life and career, the short story on which the film is based and its real-world inspiration, and a real-life "Sarah Siddons Society" based on the film's fictional society
- Radio adaptation of the film from 1951
- An essay by critic Terrence Rafferty and the 1946 short story on which the film is based
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.