The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking down in the middle of Harrods. After psychiatric care and the prospect of a new house in the country, she gets better; then, she is pregnant again, and this time Jake objects. Jo consents to an abortion and sterilization in the belief it will make her marriage happy again, but afterwards she learns ugly truths about Jake.

Directing:
  • Jack Clayton

Writing:
  • Harold Pinter
  • Penelope Mortimer

Stars:
Release Date: 1964-06-01
TMDb: 6/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 118
Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
Philpot
James Mason
James Mason
Bob Conway
Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Jo Armitage
Peter Finch
Peter Finch
Jack Armitage
Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwi...
Mr. James - Jo's father
Richard Johnson
Richard Johns...
Giles
Alan Webb
Alan Webb
Mr. Armitage - Jake's father
Yootha Joyce
Yootha Joyce
Woman at Hairdresser's
Anthony Nicholls
Anthony Nicho...
Surgeon
Frank Singuineau
Frank Singuin...
King of Israel
Phoebe Nicholls
Phoebe Nichol...
Younger Elizabeth
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