The Pumpkin Eater Poster

Release Date: November 3rd, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Jo (Anne Bancroft) leaves the banality of her marriage to second husband Giles (Richard Johnson) to wed her screenwriter lover, Jake Armitage (Peter Finch), but insists her new husband adhere to her strict marital ideals. Though their relationship is passionate, Jo, now a mother of six, begins to feel stifled in her role as a doting homemaker -- and increasingly isolated from Peter, who is filming on location in Morocco. Jo's sanity is shaken when it seems Peter is not being faithful.

Cast: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Webb, Richard Johnson, Maggie Smith, Eric Porter

Director: Jack Clayton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Romulus Films Ltd.

Distributors: Columbia Home Video, Royal Films International

Keywords: Friend, Emotional, Wife, Marriage, Hospital, House, London, Brooding, Husband, Love, Quest, 1960s

Awards

Nominated British Art Direction: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Winner British Costume Design: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner British Cinematography: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Winner Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated Actress
Winner British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)