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Actors: Olivia de Havilland, Leo Genn, Mark Stevens, Betsy Blair, Leif Erickson

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THE SNAKE PIT is a film directed by the Russian born director Anatole Litvak in 1948. Six nominations for the 1948 Academy awards, but the movie earned only one Oscar in the Best Sound category.
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Virginia Stuart is a patient of the Juniper Field state insane asylum. As she doesn't remember why she's locked in this hospital, her husband Robert has her she undergo electric shock treatment. A few sessions later, Virginia feels better so that her doctor - Mark Kick - can start a complete psychotherapy session with her. After months of discussion, Doctor Kick is able to find in Virginia's childhood the origin of the mental trouble of the young woman.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   mental patient Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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