The Pumpkin Eater
The Pumpkin Eater ★★★ 1964
British housewife Jo (Bancroft) has seemingly found contentment with her third husband, famous and wealthy writer Jake (Finch), and her eight children. But as Jo struggles to face middle age she discovers Jake is chronically unfaithful and goes into an emotional tailspin. Last film for Hardwicke. Slowpaced film with fine performances; based on the novel by Penelope Mortimer. 110m/C VHS . GB Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Richard Johnson, Cedric Hardwicke, Maggie Smith, Alan Webb, Eric Porter; D: Jack Clayton; W: Harold Pinter; C: Oswald Morris; M: Georges Delerue. British Acad. '64: Screenplay.