The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit
The Snake Pit
  • NR
  • 1h 48m
  • 1948
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Virginia Cunningham (de havilland) appeared to have had an idyllic life - a nice home, a loving husband and prospects for a sriting career. But, something just wasn't right. Confusion, doubts about her husband's love, even violent outbursts led Virginia to be confined in a mental institution. She is put through a series of brutal treatments, including being forced into close quarters with patients whose disorders far exceed her own. The belief - the shock of the experience will return her to sanity.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Time Out
Geoff Andrew

It's entertaining enough in a hysterical sort of way, even if it never matches up to the excesses...

June 21, 2017
Antagony & Ecstasy
Tim Brayton

[Olivia] de Havilland does as much as she can with what she's given.

June 25, 2017
TV Guide

This remains one of the best screen explorations of mental illness and its treatment.

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 13, 1948
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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