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The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

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



(screenplay), (book) (as Corbett H. Thigpen M.D.) | 1 more credit »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Complete credited cast:
Eve White / Eve Black / Jane
Ralph White
Doctor Curtis Luther
Edwin Jerome ...
Doctor Francis Day
Alena Murray ...
Mrs. Black
Douglas Spencer ...
Mr. Black
Terry Ann Ross ...
Bonnie White
Ken Scott ...
Mimi Gibson ...
Eve - Age 8
Alistair Cooke ...


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 »


Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

23 September 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tres caras tiene Eva  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)|

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


(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 »


Eve Black: Don't you want to get me one?
Ralph White: Well, I've never seen you take a drink before.
Eve Black: Honey, there are a lot of things you've never seen me do before. That's no sign I don't do 'em.
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Crazy Credits

introducing Alistair Cooke distinguished journalist and commentator See more »


Referenced in The Jeffersons: Three Faces of Florence (1979) See more »


Hold Me
Written by Jack Little (as Little Jack Little), Dave Oppenheim and Ira Schuster
Performed by Joanne Woodward
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A must see performance
22 December 1998 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Joanne Woodward is SO good in this (she won the academy award for best actress). Her portrayals of Eve White (dowdy and dreary), Eve Black (sensual and wild) and the eventual Jane (pretty close to what you'd call normal) were nothing short of incredible due to the diversity of the personalities and the fact that she was able to achieve such believability. Got to see this one.

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