EW Staff
July 09, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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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