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Anatole Litvak United States, 1948

Weena Eloi's rating of the film The Snake Pit

One of the best films ever made about mental illness and that's a pretty impressively hefty list. Olivia deHavilland has rarely been better. I was appalled by the barbaric practices of the mental hospital where deHavilland's character resides but that may have been the point: sweeping changes in the conditions of mental institutions across the U.S. were made shortly after the film's release. A stunner.