The comparison with "All About Eve" is not only a coincidence at all !!
...great casting in the two cases anyway.
Yes, a really fine film. A shame that Rosemary Harris and Rita Tushingham were given such small amounts of screen time, though.
Bette Davis' role in the original ALL ABOUT EVE reminds me of a comment made by Humphrey Bogart when discussing Bette Davis -- "Even when I was carrying a gun, she scared the be-jesus out of me."