Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Bumpy Night Scene
One of my favorite Bette Davis films, All About Eve (1950) is a glorious Bette Davis showcase! They don't make movies like this anymore.
Story in a nutshell: Margo Channing (Bette Davis) is a popular stage actress but is getting on in age. Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) is a young, wide-eyed fan who wants to become an actress. Margo takes Eve under her wing as her assistant. Everything is going along pretty well until Eve's ego starts to take over and she begins to sabotage Margo. It's definitely All About Eve.
Wonderful script by Joseph L. Mankiewicz:
MARGO: Bill's thirty-two. He looks thirty-two. He looked it five years ago, he'll look it twenty years from now. I hate men.
This clip shows the famous "bumpy night" scene and the lovely Marilyn Monroe: