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The Snake Pit (1948)

The Snake Pit
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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
Celeste Holm Celeste Holm
Grace
Glenn Langan Glenn Langan
Dr. Terry
Helen Craig Helen Craig
Nurse Davis
Leif Erickson Leif Erickson
Gordon
Beulah Bondi Beulah Bondi
Mrs. Greer


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Frank Partos Frank Partos
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Millen Brand Millen Brand
(screen play)


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The Snake Pit

5 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.

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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 illness examines the treatment of mentally unstable patients in the late 1940s and '50s.
Release date: 13 November 1948
UPC: 024543119821
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JxSxPx posted a review 5 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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