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The Three Faces of Eve -- A quiet, ordinary housewife and mother discovers through hypnosis that she has three distinct personalities.
The Three Faces of Eve -- Trailer for this story of a woman with multiple personalities


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Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 September 1957 (USA) See more »
A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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highly engaging and entertaining and mostly psychological mumbo jumbo See more (47 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joanne Woodward ... Eve White / Eve Black / Jane

David Wayne ... Ralph White

Lee J. Cobb ... Doctor Curtis Luther
Edwin Jerome ... Doctor Francis Day
Alena Murray ... Secretary

Nancy Kulp ... Mrs. Black
Douglas Spencer ... Mr. Black
Terry Ann Ross ... Bonnie White
Ken Scott ... Earl
Mimi Gibson ... Eve - Age 8
Alistair Cooke ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vince Edwards ... Army Sergeant (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Effie Blanford (uncredited)
Richard Garrick ... Mr. Fox (uncredited)
Helene Hatch ... Landlady (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Man at Funeral (uncredited)
Catherine Howard ... Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Jason Johnson ... Boy (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Man at Funeral (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Wanda Perry ... Nurse (uncredited)
Joe Rudan ... Sailor (uncredited)
Gary Spencer ... Bartender (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Man at Funeral (uncredited)

Rush Williams ... Leonard - Hospital Orderly (uncredited)

Directed by
Nunnally Johnson 
Writing credits
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)

Corbett Thigpen (book) (as Corbett H. Thigpen M.D.) and
Hervey M. Cleckley (book) (as Hervey M. Cleckley M.D.)

Produced by
Nunnally Johnson .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Emmett Dolan 
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marjorie Fowler 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Eli Benneche 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Renié  (as Renie)
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Ruby Felker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Hal Lierley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Gaston Glass .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hall .... assistant director
Ira Stewart .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Frank Moran .... sound
Ray Bomba .... sound editor (uncredited)
Don Isaacs .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jim Leppert .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Bridgid O'Donnell .... digital restortaion artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gaston Longet .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)
Ernest Rotchy .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Sue Shannon .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Robert Mintz .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ken Darby .... vocal supervisor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Betty Levin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Rose Steinberg .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | 4-Track Stereo
Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:PG (video rating) (1990) (uncut) | USA:Approved (certificate #18464) | West Germany:16

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The three literary works that Eve quotes from are "They Are All Gone into the World of Light" by Henry Vaughan ('Dear beauteous death ...'), "Locksley Hall" by Alfred Lord Tennyson ("Love took up the glass of time...") and "Two Noble Kinsmen" by William Shakespeare ('This world's a city full of straying streets ...').See more »
Continuity: (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 »
Jane:It's not you marrying me. It's me marrying anybody. I'm sick. I am mentally sick, and I can't marry anybody, ever.See more »
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37 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
highly engaging and entertaining and mostly psychological mumbo jumbo, 11 June 2005
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

For the average viewer, this will be a highly entertaining film. Joanne Woodward's performance is extremely colorful and entertaining--she really did a good job in portraying the 3 personalities! However, the sad problem with the film is that so much of the movie just isn't true or sound psychologically--at least according to the average psychotherapist. This is actually a pretty controversial topic among some therapists today. Many (and probably the vast majority) therapists now believe that these multiple personalities are, in fact, not a real manifestation of underlying parallel personalities but are unintentionally created by the therapists themselves or are created by the patient due to all the exposure MPD has in the media (such as after the film SYBIL appeared on TV). For example, IF the therapist believes that multiple personalities exist, they tend to find that MANY of the patients who come to them have MPD--while those who don't believe in its existence do not see people with these traits. In addition, many cases (especially the more famous "Sybil") have actually been debunked as frauds.

PS--In response to OTHER postings on IMDb, schizophrenia and multiple personality disorders are NOT the same. Even among therapists who believe MPD exists, there is universal agreement among professionals that MPD and schizophrenia are not at all the same. The DSM (the therapists' bible for diagnosing mental illnesses) lists them as separate disorders with very different symptoms. They are VERY different and are treated VERY differently. This movie was NOT about schizophrenia. I use the movie myself in my psychology class as it is a wonderful introduction into this controversy. Great entertainment but "fact"? I am skeptical.

PPS--In response to one posting advising others to IGNORE another posting because it is WRONG. I would NEVER want to do this. Whether you believe DID/MPD exists, it is very unwise to advise others to ignore those whose opinions differ. Provided you have an informed opinion (like the 2 in question), it's nice to hear the controversy. I want people to be aware there is a lot of disagreement--don't believe any one posting is definitively right just because they say so!

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