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Lizzie (1957)

Approved | | Drama | 24 January 1958 (Finland)
During the 1950s, a Los Angeles psychiatrist uses hypnosis to treat a 25 year old woman who's suffering from multiple personality disorder.

Director:

Hugo Haas

Writers:

Mel Dinelli, Shirley Jackson (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eleanor Parker ... Elizabeth / Lizzie / Beth Richmond
Richard Boone ... Dr. Neal Wright
Joan Blondell ... Aunt Morgan James
Hugo Haas ... Walter Brenner
Ric Roman ... Johnny Valenzo
Dorothy Arnold ... Elizabeth's Mother
John Reach John Reach ... Robin
Marion Ross ... Ruth Seaton
Johnny Mathis ... Piano Singer
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Storyline

Elizabeth has reoccurring headaches and trouble sleeping. Threatening letters signed by Lizzie are given to her, but she does not know anyone named Lizzie. As her situation deteriorates, she goes to a Dr. Wright who hypnotizes her. Deep in her subconscious, Dr. Wright finds three personalities; Elizabeth, the shy one that everyone knows; Lizzie, the wild one like her mother; and Beth, the good one she should have become. Dr. Wright must help the personality of Beth become the only one. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1958 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Hidden Faces See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$361,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Bryna Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley Jackson was not impressed with this filmed adaptation of her novel "The Bird's Nest." Her assessment: "Abbott and Costello meet a multiple personality." (From Ruth Franklin's 2016 biography "Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life.") See more »

Goofs

In Mathis' first scene at the bar, the position of the microphone head and the drink near it on the piano keep changing positions between shots. See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not For Me To Say
Written by Al Stillman and Robert Allen
Performed by Johnny Mathis
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Eleanor Parker deserved the Oscar!
30 September 1998 | by Morgaine-2See all my reviews

Lizzie is a magnificent study of multiple personality disorder, a far superior film to The Three Faces of Eve, which won the Acadamy Award that year. Eleanor Parker makes all her transformations between Lizzie's characters on screen, a far more challenging task that disappearing off camera as Joanne Woodward did! Her portrayal is subtle and wonderful. I highly recommend this movie.


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