The Three Faces of Eve

1957

Drama / Mystery

75
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 6,440

Synopsis


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Cast

David Wayne as Martin W. Harrow
Lee J. Cobb as Dr. Dozous
Nancy Kulp as Space Flight Nutritionist
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English
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23.976 fps
91 min
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91 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Eightythreeyearoldguy 10 / 10 / 10

Needs to be seen from the 1957 perspective

I saw this while in my mid 20's and found it a most daring and powerful movie. Joanne Woodward's acting was phenomenal, especially her ability to switch personalities instantly. And while much credit needs to be given Nunnaly Johnson's direction, I believe Woodward's performance fueled each of the other actors in reacting to her personalities. These days, the film doesn't have the same power which is why I feel it needs to be seen from the mid 50's viewpoint. I heartily disagree with those who feel there wasn't enough difference between the Eve White personality and the Jane personality. Woodward definitely brought out the submissiveness and lack of self confidence in Eve White and the level headed attitude of Jane. It's true that the true story didn't end where the movie did. However it does stand as a great movie. One does wonder if either Judy Garland or June Allyson, both of whom were offered the role, could have done as well. Orson Welles reportedly stated that any actress successfully doing the role would win an Oscar. However, Woodward did the switch so effortlessly that I feel she was destined for the role. As for those who argue that MPD doesn't actually exist, I personally knew a woman afflicted with the disorder. It indeed exists.

Reviewed by evanston_dad 5 / 10 / 10

Would the Real Eve Please Step Forward?

Movie about multiple personality disorder that is worth seeing for Joanne Woodward's Oscar-winning performance. Like many movies from this time period about subjects that the medical and scientific worlds were only still learning about, "The Three Faces of Eve" should probably not be used as a factual portrayal of what multiple personality disorder is like, despite the film being based on the case of a real woman. Its heart is in the right place, but who knows how accurate it is? Instead, it's highly enjoyable as a showcase for a dramatic actress who gives a performance that feels much more contemporary than many performances delivered in films from around the same time period. Writer turned director Nunnally Johnson directs in black and white Cinemascope, and Lee J. Cobb delivers the rare performance, this one as a doctor, that doesn't consist of him shouting at the top of his lungs for two hours. Was I the only one left a little baffled by the trigger behind this woman's disorder, once it was finally revealed? Since this is based on a true case, I'm assuming it's factual, but it seems like a pretty small incident to have resulted in so pronounced a disorder. Grade: A-

Reviewed by JohnHowardReid 5 / 10 / 10

Thanks to the Academy, an undeserved success!

SYNOPSIS: The allegedly true story of a woman with a split personality. NOTES: Prestigious Hollywood award, Best Actress, Joanne Woodward, defeating Deborah Kerr in "Heaven Knows, Mr Allison", Anna Magnani in "Wild Is the Wind", "Elizabeth Taylor" in Raintree County, and Lana Turner in "Peyton Place". Golden Globes Award, Best Actress, Joanne Woodward. BAFTA Award, Best Foreign Actress, Joanne Woodward. National Board of Review Award, Best Actress, Joanne Woodward. COMMENT: Although preceded by "Lizzie" (1957) and "The Search for Bridey Murphy" (released at bottom-of-the-barrel first release circuit houses), "The Three Faces of Eve" proved remarkably popular on first release. In Australia, for example it came in as the eleventh highest grossing picture of the year! Remarkable because "Lizzie" barely recovered its advertising budget, and "Bridey" did absolutely no business at all! Also remarkable because, although it took good coin, "Three Faces of Eve" failed to chalk up any box- office records at all, either domestically (it didn't even make the top hundred) or in the United Kingdom. Alas, aside from Joanne Woodward's award-winning performance, the film is actually of little interest. Johnson's direction (as usual) is stolidly dull, Cobb's performance is (as usual) heavy as lead, and David Wayne incongruously plays his role mainly for laughs. Production values are remarkably poor. In fact, "5" is a generous mark for this most disappointing movie, but I like to consider the mark I would give it, if it had NOT won any awards!

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