Cinema: New Picture, Oct. 16, 1950

All About Eve (20th Century-Fox), a needle-sharp study of bitchery in the Broadway theater, is Producer Darryl F. Zanuck's major bid for 1950 Oscars. Zanuck, usually a ruthless cutter, thinks well enough of the picture to let it run 2 hours and 18 minutes. His company echoes his high opinion by releasing the movie on unprecedented terms: no latecomers are to be admitted to its scheduled (but continuous) performances.

Scripted and directed by Joseph L. (A Letter to Three Wives) Mankiewicz, All About Eve is probably Hollywood's closest original approach to the bite,...

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