The Snake Pit (1948)
Academy Award for Best Director (Anatole Litvak)
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Alfred Newman)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Frank Partos, Millen Brand)Award details: (details at IMDb)
The Snake Pit is a 1948 American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak and stars Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm, Beulah Bondi, and Lee Patrick. Based on Mary Jane Ward's 1946 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, the film tells the story of a woman who finds herself in an insane asylum and cannot remember how she got there. The novel was adapted for the screen by Millen Brand, Arthur Laurents and Frank Partos.