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The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery | 23 September 1957 (USA)
A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

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Eve White is a quiet, mousy, unassuming wife and mother who keeps suffering from headaches and occasional black outs. Eventually she is sent to see psychiatrist Dr. Luther, and, while under hypnosis, a whole new personality emerges: the racy, wild, fun-loving Eve Black. Under continued therapy, yet a third personality appears, the relatively stable Jane. This film, based on the true-life case of a multiple personality, chronicles Dr. Luther's attempts to reconcile the three faces of Eve. multiple personalities. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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All true and utterly fantastic - The story of the most completely documented case of multiple personality in history! See more »

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23 September 1957 (USA)  »

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Tres caras tiene Eva  »

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$965,000 (estimated)
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Judy Garland had been intended for the main part by Nunnally Johnson, but proving unreliable he picked then barely known Joanne Woodward and imposed her on the studio executives. See more »

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(at around 33 mins) When Eve Black is in the hospital sitting on the bed talking with the Dr. and he mentions introducing E. Black to E. White, E. Black is holding a cigarette in her left hand. She "wakes up" as E. White and covers herself, but has lost the cigarette. See more »

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Eve White: I didn't do it. I'd die before I'd hurt Bonnie.
Dr. Luther: Why do you suppose Ralph says those things if they aren't true?
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Hold Me
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Written by Jack Little (as Little Jack Little), Dave Oppenheim and Ira Schuster
Performed by Joanne Woodward
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wonderful performance from Mrs Woodward
3 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I read Paul Newman's biography this summer. And early in the book, they mentioned the 3 faces of Eve and the Oscar Mrs Woodward won for her portray of the personality troubled character. From that moment, I wanted to see the movie. I have watched it lately and I must admit this is one of the best movie I have seen so far. She was capable to play three different characters and at the same time understand the subtlety of this disease (as I happen to study mental diseases). The ensemble has a good rhythm. The other characters are good and take just the necessary room without trying to impose. I enjoyed the tension that rises as we approach the end of the movie. There is no bloodshed yet it is quite terrifying. I recommend this feature to any movie lover.


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