The Pumpkin Eater

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Bancroft, in an Oscar-nominated performance, plays a twice-married mother of six. She divorces her second husband (Johnson) and takes up with Finch, a highly successful screenwriter. The two marry; it seems like a perfect marriage until Bancroft realizes her philandering husband will never buckle down to her notions of marital fidelity. She gives birth...read more

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(Movie Clip) Wives Don't Usually Like Me
Another flashback from Jo (Anne Bancroft), alone in her London house, introducing Maggie Smith as Philpot, officially a distant friend of her husband, (more…)
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Anne Bancroft won best actress at the Cannes Film Festival as a wife having a nervous breakdown in Harold Pinter's The Pumpkin Eater (1964).
(Movie Clip) I Find It Very Depressing
Following the credits, more of Anne Bancroft as disillusioned wife Jo, in her London home, joined by husband Jake (Peter Finch), opening director Jack (more…)
(Movie Clip) An Honest Tradesman
At the urging of Jo (Anne Bancroft), Bob (James Mason) and actress wife Beth (Janine Gray) are among the invitees at a party she's hosting with screen (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Bancroft, in an Oscar-nominated performance, plays a twice-married mother of six. She divorces her second husband (Johnson) and takes up with Finch, a highly successful screenwriter. The two marry; it seems like a perfect marriage until Bancroft realizes h… (more)

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