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Robert Williams Robert Williams
Orderly - Dance Social Emcee
Isabel Withers Isabel Withers
Nurse Johnson
Minerva Urecal Minerva Urecal
Ward 33 Inmate
Ruth Warren Ruth Warren
Patient
Basil Walker Basil Walker
Bit Role
Dorothy Vaughan Dorothy Vaughan
Bossy Ward 12 Inmate
Leo Genn Leo Genn
Dr. Mark Kik


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Arthur Laurents Arthur Laurents
contributor to screenplay construction


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2 years, 9 months ago at Jan 1 16:21
This is an amazing movie on Freudian psychology and gives a shocking picture of mental instability in the 40's. The women were basically suffering from hysteria and the way they were treated was really sad.

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10 years, 8 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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