The Snake Pit

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The Snake Pit
Anatole Litvak, 1948
USA | Format: 35mm | 108 minutes

Actress Spotlight: Olivia de Havilland

After three months of grueling research in which the entire cast and crew visited various mental institutions, director Anatole Litvak created a landmark drama depicting the brutal and ignorant regimentation of mental institution staff during the 40s and 50s. The film’s release would go on to spark important policy changes in the running of such institutions.

Image courtesy of 20TH CENTURY FOX / THE KOBAL COLLECTION.

Series: Fasten Your Seatbelts (Part 2): 20th Century Fox

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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