by Scoobie Davis
I have seen most of the films in IMDB's top 250 films list. One I hadn't seen until last week was All about Eve. I had previously passed on the opportunity to see it (the synopsis of it didn't appeal to me; I'm not into the theater). However, when I posted that I love Auntie Mame, one reader suggested that I see AAE.
All About Eve was released in 1950, but it is still riveting. It is full of caustic humor and there are strong performances by Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, and, especially George Sanders.
One thing that intrigued me was how the studio got the film past the Hays Code. There are multiple suggestions of bisexuality; the Eve/"Phoebe" scene blew my mind--I couldn't believe it got past the censors.