The Snake Pit

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 5:00pm
Ulrich Recital Hall (Tawes 1121)

Anatole Litvak | 1948 | 108 min.

Virginia Cunningham (Olivia de Havilland) finds herself in a state insane asylum...and can't remember how she got there. In flashback, her husband Robert relates their courtship, marriage, and her developing symptoms. The asylum staff are not demonized, but fear, ignorance and regimentation keep Virginia in a state of misery, as pipesmoking Dr. Mark Kik struggles through wheels within wheels to find the root of her problem.