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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Category: DramaNotable as: DramaSub-Category: Black-and-white, DramaRuntime: 107 - 108 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Anatole LitvakScreenwriter: Millen Brand, Arthur Laurents, Frank PartosBased on: Mary Jane WardMusic: Alfred NewmanCinematography: Leo ToverStars: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm, Leif Erickson, Beulah Bondi, Ann Doran, Celia Lovsky, Frank Conroy, Glenn Langan Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck, Robert BasslerAwards won: Academy Award for Best Sound MixingAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Olivia de Havilland)
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)
Description

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.


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