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Three Faces of Eve [DVD] [1957] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Joanne Woodward , David Wayne , Nunnally Johnson    DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome, Alena Murray
  • Directors: Nunnally Johnson
  • Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Corbett Thigpen, Hervey M. Cleckley
  • Producers: Nunnally Johnson
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Oct 2004
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002B15ZG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,812 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joanne Woodward is simply spectacular 17 Sep 2009
This is one of the finest movies of Joanne Woodward in which she performs the role of a housewife torn between three contrasting personalities; Eve White, Eve Black and Jane. This is a real life story about multiple personality disorder suffered by Chris Costner Sizemore of South Carolina, and diagnosed by Drs. Corbett H. Thigpen, and Hervey M. Cleckley. This story was brilliantly adapted for the screen by the work of Nunnally Johnson, who also wrote for such classics as: How to Marry a Millionaire, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, and We're not Married.

Woodward plays the role of socially repressed Eve White, a housewife and mother of a daughter, Bonnie White (Terry Ann Ross). The second personality is the oversexed Eve Black, clad in sexy bras, and short skirts, drinking, smoking, and always ready for fun at the local bar; and the third person called Jane who is relatively normal. The viewers see a metamorphosis in Eve White who changes from perfect housewife to a downright difficult lady. The real drama unfolds in the offices of Dr. Curtis Luther (Lee Cobb) who methodically investigates the psychological disorder of his patient and comes to the conclusion that Eve suffers from the split personalities of three contrasting women. There is a great deal of drama when the viewers see Eve strangling her only daughter when she "appears" as Eve Black (Eve Black considers that is not her child). The constant fights and domestic problems with her husband Ralph White (David Wayne), and his visits to see her at the psychiatric hospital are very moving. When she is resident of the state facility for mentally disturbed, we find more of the irresponsible and selfish nature of Eve Black who hangs out in the bars, picks men and finally disappoints them, no matter how much it hurts them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The Three Faces of Eve is directed by Nunally Johnson who also adapts the screenplay from a book written by Corbett Thigpen and Hervey M. Cleckley. It stars Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb, David Wayne and Edwin Jerome. A CinemaScope production, music is by Robert Emmett Dolan and cinematography by Stanley Cortez.

Doctor Curtis Luther (Cobb) treats Eve White (Woodward) for Multiple Personality Disorder...

Christine, Strawberry Girl.

It has become one of those films that is stuck in some sort of Hollywood purgatory. Its impact back on release in 1957, where Hollywood was still struggling to come to terms with putting mental illness on celluloid, should not be understated, and it's that time frame where one might have to transport yourself to get the benefits of the production.

Looking at it today, it is rife with simplistic ideals, where it often feels like Hollywood believes there is this magical cure for mental illness, a world where some amiable doctor can chat the chat, snap his fingers and bang! What joy, it's all good really, and sorry we played some of the film for laughs...

The reason why it is in Hollywood no man's land is because in spite of the near crassness of the piece, it still stands up as a film of importance, a picture that brought out the topic at hand into the mainstream. As an interim movie in the trajectory of big screen forays into matters of the mind, it advanced awareness and built a bridge that the likes of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Girl Interrupted would later traverse with some distinction.
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The Three Faces of Eve [1957] [Blu-ray] [US Import] Joanne Woodward brought home a Best Actress OSCAR® for her unforgettable portrayal of a woman with multiple personality disorder. Woodward plays Eve White, a troubled housewife who begins seeing a psychiatrist. Under hypnosis, Eve's two additional personalities are revealed: a vamp and an independent sophisticate – but curing her will require a probe into her disturbing past.

FILM FACT: The film is based on the real-life story of a South Caroline woman who ultimately manifested 22 different personalities over her lifetime.

FILM FACT EXTRA: Joanne Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the first actress to win an Oscar for portraying three different personalities [Eve White, Eve Black and Jane]. The Three Faces of Eve also became the first film to win the Best Actress award without getting nominated in another category since Bette Davis won for Dangerous in 1935, and the last for nearly 31 years until Jodie Foster won the award for The Accused, the film's sole nomination.

Cast: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome, Alena Murray, Nancy Kulp, Douglas Spencer, Terry Ann Ross, Ken Scott, Mimi Gibson, Vince Edwards (uncredited), Mary Field (uncredited), Richard Garrick (uncredited) and Alistair Cooke [Narrator]

Director: Nunnally Johnson

Producer: Nunnally Johnson

Screenwriter: Nunnally Johnson

Composer: Robert Emmett Dolan

Cinematography: Stanley Cortez

Resolution: 1080p [Black and White]

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 [CinemaScope]

Audio: English: 1.0 DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, English: 2.0 Dolby Digital and Spanish: 1.
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