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The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

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A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

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Complete credited cast:
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Eve White / Eve Black / Jane
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Ralph White
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Doctor Curtis Luther
Edwin Jerome ...
Doctor Francis Day
Alena Murray ...
Secretary
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Mrs. Black
Douglas Spencer ...
Mr. Black
Terry Ann Ross ...
Bonnie White
Ken Scott ...
Earl
Mimi Gibson ...
Eve - Age 8
Alistair Cooke ...
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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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THE STRANGEST TRUE EXPERIENCE A YOUNG GIRL IN LOVE EVER LIVED! See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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23 September 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tres caras tiene Eva  »

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2.35 : 1
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The reason for Eve's personality split as depicted in the film is complete fiction. According to a People magazine article in 1989, "As a 2-year-old, Eve had witnessed three unnerving scenarios within three months: a drowned man being pulled from a ditch, a sawmill worker sliced into three pieces and her own mother cutting herself severely on a piece of broken glass. Too young to deal directly with what she had seen, she developed the first in a line of alternative personalities, including the three that now revealed themselves, one by one, to the amazed [psychiatrist who diagnosed her as having multiple personality disorder]." See more »

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In at least two scenes, including the opening with Eve being driven to the doctor's office, there are cars in the background newer than 1951 when the scene is indicated to be taking place. See more »

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The Soldier: When I spend 8 bucks on a dame, I don't just go home with the morning paper, y'know what I mean?
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introducing Alistair Cooke distinguished journalist and commentator See more »

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Featured in The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) See more »

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I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You)
(uncredited)
Written by Tom Pitts, Ray Egan and Roy K. Marsh
Revised by Paul Whiteman
Performed by Joanne Woodward
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wonderful performance from Mrs Woodward
3 December 2005 | by (Montreal, Quebec) – 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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