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The Snake Pit (1948)

The Snake Pit
7.6 Rating
(47 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland

Virginia Stuart Cunningham
Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens

Robert Cunningham
Leo Genn

Leo Genn

Dr. Mark Kik
Glenn Langan

Glenn Langan

Dr. Terry
Helen Craig

Helen Craig

Nurse Davis
Beulah Bondi

Beulah Bondi

Mrs. Greer


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Frank Partos

Frank Partos

(screen play) and
Millen Brand

Millen Brand

(screen play)


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The Snake Pit

4 years, 11 months ago at Feb 23 7:38
The Snake Pit might be one of the first attempts at showcasing the standards and practices of mental health institutions, but its awkward politics reveal the era that it was produced it. That is say to nothing of the committed performances of the actors, especially de Havilland, or the directorial flourishes. It all comes down to the writing.

Olivia de Havilland, so sweet and so goo... read more
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Description: Olivia de Havilland earned an Oscar nomination for her work in this stark drama as Virginia Cunningham, a married young woman whose idyllic life falls apart when she sinks into a world of psychosis and is eventually placed in an institution. Adapted from Mary Jane Ward's gripping autobiography, Anatole Litvak's portrait of mental illn ... (more)
Release date: 13 November 1948
UPC: 024543119821
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JxSxPx posted a review 4 years, 11 months ago

The Snake Pit

“The Snake Pit might be one of the first attempts at showcasing the standards and practices of mental health institutions, but its awkward politics reveal the era that it was produced it. That is say to nothing of the committed performances of the actors, especially de Havilland, or the directorial flourishes. It all comes down to the writing.

Olivia de Havilland, so sweet and so good on the outside, portrays a woman who feels her sanity slowly slipping away from her. She is institutionalized after marrying a man and displaying erratic behavior. She is truly sick? Why, yes, she is. She has lived through a tremendous trauma, I will not spoil it for you, and has since begun the slow process of mentally shattering. There are also hints at some kind of Freudian psychology and a histor” read more

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