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Lizzie (1957)

Approved | | Drama | 24 January 1958 (Finland)
During the 1950s, a Los Angeles psychiatrist uses hypnosis to treat a 25 year old woman who's suffering from multiple personality disorder.

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Elizabeth / Lizzie / Beth Richmond
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Dr. Neal Wright
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Aunt Morgan James
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Walter Brenner
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Johnny Valenzo
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Elizabeth's Mother
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Robin
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Ruth Seaton
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Elizabeth has reoccurring headaches and trouble sleeping. Threatening letters signed by Lizzie are given to her, but she does not know anyone named Lizzie. As her situation deteriorates, she goes to a Dr. Wright who hypnotizes her. Deep in her subconscious, Dr. Wright finds three personalities; Elizabeth, the shy one that everyone knows; Lizzie, the wild one like her mother; and Beth, the good one she should have become. Dr. Wright must help the personality of Beth become the only one. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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$361,000 (estimated)
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This film was a disappointment at the box office for MGM, resulting in a loss of $154,000 ($1.36M in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

In one scene at the bar, Johnny Mathis is singing at the piano and Robin is there with another girl. In one shot, smoke is rising from a cigarette in an ashtray on the piano. In the next shot, from over Johnny's right shoulder, there is no smoke coming from the ashtray. Then in the last shot at the bar, a close-up of Mathis, smoke can be seen rising again - all while Mathis is singing the same song. See more »

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It's Not For Me To Say
Written by Al Stillman and Robert Allen
Performed by Johnny Mathis
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Eleanor Parker deserved the Oscar!
30 September 1998 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Lizzie is a magnificent study of multiple personality disorder, a far superior film to The Three Faces of Eve, which won the Acadamy Award that year. Eleanor Parker makes all her transformations between Lizzie's characters on screen, a far more challenging task that disappearing off camera as Joanne Woodward did! Her portrayal is subtle and wonderful. I highly recommend this movie.


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