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Director:
Writers:
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)
Corbett Thigpen (book) ...
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Release Date:
23 September 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
THE STRANGEST TRUE EXPERIENCE A YOUNG GIRL IN LOVE EVER LIVED! See more »
Plot:
A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Three People Inside Your Skin See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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
 
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
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Betty Levin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Rose Steinberg .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | 4-Track Stereo
Certification:
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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Trivia:
This was the first film to win the Best Actress Academy Award without being nominated in any other category until Jodie Foster won the award for "The Accused" (1988), also that film's sole nomination.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
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?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Student Bodies (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hold MeSee more »

FAQ

What is 'The Three Faces of Eves' about?
Is "The Three Faces of Eve" based on a book?
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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Three People Inside Your Skin, 21 February 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

For dramatic effect movies about mental illness always have the psychiatrist coming up with a miracle cure of the patient. You saw that in Spellbound with Gregory Peck and in The Snake Pit with Olivia DeHavilland. It's not that easy, but it does make for good cinema. To give credit where it is do, The Three Faces of Eve is about a real case of multiple personality disorder and Alistair Cooke's narration does give it a proper time frame, the cure is a matter of years here.

In only her third feature film Joanne Woodward became the Best Actress for 1957, ironically beating out Elizabeth Taylor who was descending into madness in Raintree County instead of being cured. I read somewhere that the Southern born Ms. Woodward remarked ironically that it took years of training for her to lose her southern accent and then she has to find it all over again to win her Oscar. I guess the Academy voters that year were as impressed as I was how she was able to flip into three different characters in many scenes. She's drab homemaker Eve White, a Tennessee Williams sexpot as Eve Black, and as Jane who's trying to leave both behind.

As good as Woodward is, my favorite scene in The Three Faces of Eve is when psychiatrist Lee J. Cobb tries to explain to Woodward's working class husband David Wayne about multiple personality disorder. The patient looks on Cobb's face and the blank expression on Wayne's face say more than ten pages of dialog. Another performance to look for is that of future TV physician Ben Casey, Vincent Edwards as a soldier trying to pick up Woodward in her sex kitten self.

Nunnally Johnson gets some real good performances out of his cast and a once in a lifetime role for Joanne Woodward.

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