The Snake Pit (1948)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Mystery

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A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution.

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  • Olivia de Havilland and Leo Genn in The Snake Pit (1948)
  • Minna Gombell in The Snake Pit (1948)
  • The Snake Pit (1948)
  • Olivia de Havilland and Mark Stevens in The Snake Pit (1948)
  • Olivia de Havilland and Mark Stevens in The Snake Pit (1948)
  • Olivia de Havilland and Mark Stevens in The Snake Pit (1948)

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11 January 2003 | virob
The beginning of this movie has Virginia Cunningham sitting on bench but her not knowing where she is. She soon finds out that she is in a mental hospital. She doesn't know why she's there. She doesn't even know her husband when he appears. The only allegiance she can form is with Dr.Kik,who she trusts. This is a time when mental patients were treated horribly. May 6th seems to be the underlying problem with her mental condition. Everyone she lost seems to revolve around this date, and on the out side, she gets completely paranoid when she knows this date is coming. Through Dr. Kik's compassion and shock treatments & psychotherapy, she gets to understand why she became ill. But,that's the beginning and end of the picture. What happens in the middle(all contained in the hospital) is a memorable performance given by Olvia DeHavilland, the treatment she gets, the other patients, the nurses,the darkness of the hospital all add up to, I think one of the best movies made.

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