The Three Faces of Eve

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The Three Faces of Eve is a 1957 American film noir mystery drama film presented in CinemaScope, based on the book of the same name about the life of Chris Costner Sizemore, which was written by psychiatrists Corbett H. Thigpen and Hervey M. Cleckley, who also helped write the screenplay.[4][5] Sizemore, also known as Eve White, was a woman they suggested might have dissociative identity disorder (then known as multiple personality disorder).[4][5][6] Sizemore's identity was concealed in interviews about this film and was not revealed to the public until 1977. The film was directed by Nunnally Johnson.[7]

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The Three Faces of Eve
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNunnally Johnson
Screenplay byNunnally Johnson
Based onThe Three Faces of Eve: A Case of Multiple Personality
by Corbett H. Thigpen
Hervey M. Cleckley
Produced byNunnally Johnson
StarringJoanne Woodward
David Wayne
Lee J. Cobb
Narrated byAlistair Cooke
CinematographyStanley Cortez
Edited byMarjorie Fowler
Music byRobert Emmett Dolan
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • September 18, 1957 (1957-09-18) (Augusta, Georgia)[1]
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.4 million (US rentals)[3]

Joanne Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the first actress to win an Oscar for portraying three personalities (Eve White, Eve Black, and Jane). The Three Faces of Eve also became the first film since 1936when Bette Davis won for Dangerous (1935)to win the Best Actress award without getting nominated in another category.[8]