Sybil (TV Mini-Series 1976) - Plot Summary Poster

(1976 TV Mini-Series)

Plot Summary

  • The story tells of a young woman admitting to having blackouts, fearing they are getting worse. She is diagnosed as suffering from multiple personalities, as a result of severe abuse at the hands of her mother, whom her psychiatrist, Cornelia Wilbur, believes was schizophrenic. The movie Sibyl is based upon author Flora Rheta Schreiber's biography of Shirley Ardell Mason, an American psychiatric patient, suffering from multiple personality disorder. The book, also called Sibyl, was in its turn based largely on the actual accounts of psychiatric treatment that Shirley Ardell Mason underwent, documented by American psychiatrist Cornelia Wilbur

    - Written by Jim Berg
  • This tale of child abuse and and its deep psychological scars, based on a true story, follows Sybil, an introverted student living alone in New York City who suffers from multiple personality disorder. Haunted by nightmares of her past, Sybil starts seeing a psychiatrist named Dr. Cornelia Wilbur. When Dr. Wilbur discovers Sybil has over a dozen different personalities, she becomes obsessed with uncovering her patient's tortured childhood in order to heal her.

    - Written by Jwelch5742
  • A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed 16 different personalities.

    - Written by Anonymous


The film begins with Sybil as a young woman working as a substitute teacher in New York City, she experience blackouts...

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