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The Snake Pit (4-Nov-1948)

Director: Anatole Litvak

Writers: Frank Partos; Millen Brand

From novel: The Snake Pit by Mary Jane Ward

Music: Alfred Newman

Producers: Anatole Litvak; Robert Bassler

Keywords: Drama, Insane Asylum

Virginia Stuart suffers a nervous breakdown and receives many months of confinement at a 1940s era mental institution, the horrors of which include electric shock treatment. Among the best performances of Olivia De Havilland's career. Won an Oscar for Best Sound Recording; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Dramatic Score.

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CAST

Olivia de Havilland   ...   Virginia Stuart Cunningham
also starring
Mark Stevens   ...   Robert Cunningham
Leo Genn   ...   Doctor Mark Kik
with
Celeste Holm   ...   Grace
Glenn Langan   ...   Doctor Terry
and
Helen Craig   ...   Nurse Davis
Leif Erickson   ...   Gordon
Beulah Bondi   ...   Mrs. Greer
Lee Patrick   ...   Asylum Inmate
Howard Freeman   ...   Dr. Curtis
Natalie Schafer   ...   Mrs. Stuart
Ruth Donnelly   ...   Ruth
Katherine Locke   ...   Margaret
Frank Conroy   ...   Dr. Jonathan Gifford
Minna Gombell   ...   Miss Hart

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