had he been a Hollywood scripter. You know the plot: as Broadway legend Margo Channing (Bette Davis) holds court in her dressing room after a triumph, the playwrights wife, Karen (Celeste Holm) sweeps in with a docile little woman named Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) who breaks their hearts about having a husband lost in the war and Margos performances give her hope. Margo takes her on as her assistant although her maid Birdie (Thelma Ritter) believes Eve isnt all that innocent. Margos friend Phoebe (Barbara Bates) agrees. Eve maneuvers the playwrights wife for an audition to be Margos understudy and in a competition wins the job. Margo suspects Eve is aiming to gut her but Margos boy friend and director (Gary Merrill) tells her shes paranoid and Margo accuses him of falling for Eve-Eve evil! and they break up. Karen plots an occasion when Eve replaces Margo one night and a prominent critic, Addison DeWitt (George Sanders) is on hand and gives her a rare review. Triumphant, Eve wins the Sarah Siddons award and is off to Hollywood but not before she confronts another Eve named Claudia Casswell whos playing the same trick on her.
Three questions for movie trivia addicts. First, what was Margo Channings famous line when she decides to wage war on Eve Harrington, a line that has made movie history? The line was: what? Youll probably get itbut wait
Second, the actress who played Claudia Casswell moved from earlier walk-ons to bigger and bigger roles and ultimately super-stardom. Who was she? She was: Youll probably get this, toobut wait
and this is for the Oscar in movie trivia-domthree people in the cast ultimately committed suicide in real life. Who were they? (Boy, you can probably name two but three is tough). They werewho?
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