An original movie poster for the film The Snake Pit
An original movie poster for the film The Snake Pit
An original movie poster for the film The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit - 1949

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Condition: Very Good.

Linen backed. This is a superb poster!

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Size: 69 cm x 104 cm (27 in x 41 in) plus linen border.

A guaranteed original 'one sheet' movie poster from 1949 for Anatole Litvak's psychological thriller "The Snake Pit", based on a partly autobiographical novel by Mary Jane Ward.

Starring Olivia de Havilland, the film follows the recovery of a woman who awakes confused in a mental asylum, including her confrontation with a jealous nurse, resulting in her incarceration within the 'snake pit'.

Director Litvak encouraged the cast to take part in his research for the film, including visiting mental institutions and medical lectures. De Havilland participated willingly and the technique evidently worked, with the film receiving seven Oscar nominations, including Best Director and Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Originally issued folded, this beautiful poster has now been professionally linen-backed and as our photos show displays superbly. 

A rare period piece of a poster.

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Note: This poster is priced unframed. Photos showing framed and 'in room' images are for illustration only. Please check our hi-res images and the sizing information shown above.