Elizabeth has reoccurring headaches and trouble sleeping. Threatening letters signed by Lizzie are given to her, but she does not know anyone named Lizzie. As her situation deteriorates, she goes to a Dr. Wright who hypnotizes her. Deep in her subconscious, Dr. Wright finds three personalities; Elizabeth, the shy one that everyone knows; Lizzie, the wild one like her mother; and Beth, the good one she should have become. Dr. Wright must help the personality of Beth become the only one.Written by
Tony Fontana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1957 was apparently a year for muliptle personalities. Joanne Woodward got her
Oscar for The Three Faces Of Eve and Eleanor Parker came out with this film
With the acclaim that Woodward's film got which made her a star, Lizzie seems to
be lost in the shuffle. That's a pity because Parker's performance is noteworthy
and may have been Oscar worthy.
The similarities between the films are really astonishing. Parker is a woman with
three recognizable personalities, a mousy good girl, a tramp who writes nasty
letters to her other selves and a relatively normal type. Both go through some
therapy with a psychiatrist in this film Richard Boone to find a cure. As is usual
with films on mental illness the cure is way too simplistic. But the moviegoing
public wants easy answers to life's problems. It's why they go to the cinema.
Also note a good performance by Joan Blondell as Lizzie's frowsy drunk of an
aunt whom she lives with
Lizzie is wortthwhile viewing.
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