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The Snake Pit

1948 Rated NR 1hr 47m

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.

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Movie Details

1949 Academy Award®
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; vintage footage; still gallery; trailer.