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Anatole Litvak United States, 1948

Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Snake Pit

Notice how many character actresses from the Thirties are inmates in the asylum--Lee Patrick, Ruth Donnelly, Beulah Bondi, Minna Gombell, Ann Doran, Queenie Smith, Isabel Jewell, etc. They all talk so fast they practically sing. It is an opera consisting of their different styles or mannerisms pushed to the extreme. This alone makes it an entertaining, if dubious, study of insanity.