Lizzie (film)

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Directed by Hugo Haas
Produced by Jerry Bresler
Written by Novel:
Shirley Jackson
Mel Dinelli
Starring Eleanor Parker
Richard Boone
Joan Blondell
Music by Leith Stevens
Cinematography Paul Ivano
Edited by Leon Barsha
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
April 4, 1957
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $361,000[1]
Box office $555,000[1]

Lizzie is a 1957 drama film directed by Hugo Haas. The film is based on the novel The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson and stars Eleanor Parker, Richard Boone and Joan Blondell. The popular songs "It's Not for Me to Say" and "Warm and Tender" were written for this film, and performed by Johnny Mathis, who played a piano player/singer in the film. (Both songs were subsequently included in Mathis' fifth album, Johnny's Greatest Hits). The film was produced by MGM Studios.


Elizabeth has recurring headaches and is plagued with insomnia. She is receiving letters from a woman called Lizzie, but Elizabeth can't remember knowing anyone named Lizzie. When Elizabeth is under hypnosis, her psychiatrist, Dr. Wright, discovers Elizabeth has three personalities: The shy Elizabeth, the Mr. Hyde-like Lizzie, and the kind, well-adjusted Beth, the woman she always should have been. It is up to Dr. Wright to help Elizabeth to become Beth completely.



According to MGM records the film earned $280,000 in the US and Canada and $275,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $154,000.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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