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The Three Faces of Eve


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Mimi Gibson as Eve - Age 8
Joanne Woodward Photo
Joanne Woodward as Eve White / Eve Black / Jane
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Vince Edwards as Army Sergeant
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David Wayne as Ralph White
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749.92 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
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1.43 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 0 / 5

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Reviewed by Hey_Sweden8 / 10

It's all about the acting here.

Joanne Woodward lights up the screen in triple roles in this tale of multiple-personality disorder. Her initial, primary role is that of Eve White, a seemingly ordinary and meek Southern woman married to a man named Ralph (David Wayne). Well into adulthood, her second personality, a flirty, vampish, life-of-the-party pre-marriage version of herself, starts posing serious problems, and she is sent to therapy. An eminent psychiatrist (Lee J. Cobb) uses hypnosis to try to get through to her, and find the life event that triggered the emergence of Eve No. 2 (although none seems to exist). In time, a third personality emerges, a soft-spoken but mature and intelligent woman named Jane.

Although extremely well shot in CinemaScope by Stanley Cortez, this relatively brief film (92 minutes long) does not try to dazzle the viewer with visual dynamics, hinging almost entirely on Woodwards' impressive ability to delineate these three distinct characters. She certainly deserved that Best Actress Oscar win; "The Three Faces of Eve" offers her plenty of opportunity to just emote for everything that she's worth. Offering strong support are Wayne, as the husband who finds that he just can't stand by her (and, in one memorable scene, finds himself attracted to the Eve Black personality),and Cobb as the determined doctor interested in Eves' welfare. In smaller roles, you'll see familiar actors and actresses such as Nancy Kulp ('The Beverly Hillbillies'),Douglas Spencer ("The Thing from Another World"),Vince Edwards ('Ben Casey'),and Ken Scott ("Stopover Tokyo"). The film is narrated by Alistair Cooke of 'Masterpiece Theatre' fame.

This compelling material is given fairly straightforward treatment by screenwriter Nunnally Johnson, in one of his eight directing credits. It doesn't get too bogged down in "psycho-babble", although there is some amusement in the way that Cobb has his work cut out for him trying to use laymen's terms with the not-terribly-bright, hot-tempered Wayne.

While the film ends rather abruptly, it's careful to point out to us that the journey to self-discovery for Eve was a couple of years in the making. While the ending is kind of typical Hollywood stuff, Woodward still sells all of it so beautifully.

Inspired by the real-life case of South Carolina woman Christine Costner Sizemore, who ultimately manifested over *20* different personalities over the course of her lifetime.

Eight out of 10.

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho7 / 10

Dated, but Still Good Docudrama with Magnificent Performance of Joanne Woodward

In 1951, in Georgia, the submissive housewife and mother Eve White (Joanne Woodward) is brought by her husband Ralph White (David Wayne) to a consultation with Doctor Curtis Luther (Lee J. Cobb) since she has painful headaches followed by blackouts with no recollections of what she did. The rude Ralph tells that she bought expensive clothing and hurt their daughter Bonnie during one of these blackouts. Dr. Luther begins her therapy and soon Eve shows a new personality, the reckless and wild Eve Black that hates Ralph and loves to drink and dance with other men, and Dr. Luther diagnoses a case of multiple personality to his colleague Doctor Francis Day (Edwin Jerome).

Ralph moves with Bonnie to Jacksonville and Eve continues her treatment. She tells that she is hearing voices, and Dr. Luther uses hypnosis to disclose more about her trauma. Out of the blue, a third personality emerges and tells that she is Jane that shows that is a balanced personality. Dr. Luther questions which personality should be the predominant.

"The Three Faces of Eve" is based on a true story and based on a book written by two medical doctors about a case of multiple personality in Georgia. I do not know the impact of Nunnally Johnson's movie in 1957 since it is dated in the present days. But it is still a good docudrama, especially because of the magnificent performance of Joanne Woodward in the role of three different women. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "As Três Máscaras de Eva" ("The Three Masks of Eve")

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle7 / 10

early multiple personalities

This purports to be the real case of Eve. In 1951, timid housewife Eve White (Joanne Woodward) and her abusive husband walk into the office of psychiatrist Dr. Luther (Lee J. Cobb). She is suffering from missing time and Luther determines that she has multiple personalities.

Back in the day, this was probably new with some shock value. Joanne Woodward is a good early adapter. Honestly, they almost had to give her the Oscar for this new performance(s). The plot does need a destination. An earlier foreshadowing of the childhood trauma could have satisfied that need. Luther needs to be a bigger protagonist although he is the narrator. It's much later when he gets the co-starring role. The psychiatric work is not really a visual thrill. The final reveal is sadly unshocking. This is an early attempt at the subject matter which does give it first dibs. It's a solid effort.

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