Party On: Your Picks For The Bumpiest Night

The party scene from the film, All About Eve, in which Bette Davis delivers great lines by way of the martini she's carrying. i i

The party scene from the film, All About Eve, in which Bette Davis delivers great lines by way of the martini she's carrying. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The party scene from the film, All About Eve, in which Bette Davis delivers great lines by way of the martini she's carrying.

The party scene from the film, All About Eve, in which Bette Davis delivers great lines by way of the martini she's carrying.

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Many of you are spending this week doing the holiday party circuit; getting dressed up and standing around the sugar cookie battle stations.  Every year our vaunted TOTN movie buff Murray Horwitz joins us for our first hour Christmas show (that's Thursday this year)... and in honor of the season we're seeking your picks for Best Movie Party.

Of course, the movie party occupies a very specific place in film — what I love about it is you get a chance for all the characters to get together and move the plot, and they tend to look divine. The best combination of lookin' good and actin' bad for me is in the 1950 masterpiece* (I really, really mean that), All About Eve, where Bette Davis delivers not just molto attitude, but one of the greatest lines in film — "Fasten your your seatbelts... it's going to be a bumpy night." Check it out below.  And then tell us, what's the movie party you were dying to attend?  (And it's fine if it's a toga party.)

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Everything about this movie is great — but Bette delivering the clutch line?  Double great.

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