The Snake Pit

  • 1948
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Produced under the aegis of 20th Century-Fox studio head Darryl F. Zanuck, this remains one of the best screen explorations of mental illness and its treatment. In a bravura performance, de Havilland is a disturbed young woman who is put into a mental institution by her husband, Stevens. While he loves his wife, he realizes that she needs more help than...read more

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A seemingly normal married woman behaves so erratically that her husband asks that she get professional help, whereupon she is confined to a state hospital; she is well-treated by her kindly doctor, but abused by patients and matrons alike. A Best Picture (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Produced under the aegis of 20th Century-Fox studio head Darryl F. Zanuck, this remains one of the best screen explorations of mental illness and its treatment. In a bravura performance, de Havilland is a disturbed young woman who is put into a mental ins… (more)

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