The Envelope Podcast – Episode #23: All About Eve

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Episode #23: All About Eve


Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.

On this episode, we discuss the twenty-third Best Picture Winner: “All About Eve.”

“All About Eve” follows the backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington. Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing, telling a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Margo takes Eve under her wing, but it appears that Eve is a conniver that only uses Margo for her own gain.  Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington, George Sanders as Addison DeWitt, Celeste Holm as Karen Richards, Gary Merrill as Bill Simpson, Hugh Marlowe as Lloyd Richards, and Marilyn Monroe as Miss Casswell.

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1 Comment on The Envelope Podcast – Episode #23: All About Eve

  1. Benjamin Burt // June 27, 2021 at 9:26 pm // Reply

    Great episode! But I do have one glaring issue with your interpretation of one aspect of the story. Marilyn Monroe’s character is not auditioning to be Margo’s understudy. She is having a courtesy audition that is supposed to be read WITH Margo, but then Margo is two hours late and Eve steps in to read Margo’s part. THAT is how she demonstrates her brilliance and becomes Margo’s understudy. Miss Casswell is sick simply because she had a horrible audition and feels terrible about it. Eve has just insinuated herself into Margo’s life so much and dropped so many hints to the important players about becoming Margo’s understudy that she knows she can step in. Hence the false humility when Margo finally shows up.

    Eve is manipulative, but she doesn’t poison anybody!

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