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THE THREE FACES OF EVE

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The Three Faces of Eve

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Lee J. Cobb, Joanne Woodward, David Wayne
director:
Nunnally Johnson
author:
Nunnally Johnson
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

THE THREE FACES OF EVE Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb (1957, FoxVideo, unrated, $19.98) The case study of a dowdy Georgia housewife, Eve White (Woodward), who has another, darker side called Eve Black, and who finally emerges as a well- balanced human being (Eve Gray?). The movie is given a self-serious tone by Alistair Cooke’s narration: a kind of Masterpiece Nuthouse. Nearly 40 years later, apart from Woodward’s great poignancy, it’s all rather tame. Next to Sally Field’s highly diversified Sybil, three-personality Eve, psychologically speaking, is downright po’ folks. The film was shot in CinemaScope, but the tape has not been letterboxed, making Eve not the only one with problems: Other characters often appear to be talking to nobody. B-

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