The summary on IMDB for this movie reads "An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends." The definition of ingenue is "an innocent or unsophisticated young woman". I think this is the most superficial of summaries for a movie as rich and complex as "All About Eve". But let's think about the character of Eve for a moment. Is she really innocent and unsophisticated? She certainly seems so at the beginning of the film. Soon enough though we realize that she's anything but unsophisticated. Nor innocent.
Released in 1950 by Twentieth Century Fox, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Marilyn Monroe, and in a fantastic performance as Birdie, Thelma Ritter.
This movie was nominated for 14 Academy Awards. Bette Davis and Anne Baxter were both nominated for Best Actress that year for this movie.
As Margo Channing would say "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!"