Study Guide

All About Eve Shock Rating

Shock Rating


All About Eve was made in 1950, which means that it couldn't be shocking if it wanted to. Due to the Hays Code, a morality code for Hollywood pictures, there was very little "mature" language, hardly any implied sex, and definitely no nudity.

That keeps All About Eve strictly in family-friendly territory even though it's way too sophisticated for a younger audience. Addison is a little creepy and controlling at the end, but we're not sure if his motivations toward Eve are sexual in nature. We see one shot of Eve in a towel, but it's done in a tasteful, modest way. Back then, that's about as shocking as it got.

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