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The Letter (1940)

The Letter
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Bette Davis Bette Davis
Leslie Crosbie
Herbert Marshall Herbert Marshall
Robert Crosbie
James Stephenson James Stephenson
Howard Joyce
Frieda Inescort Frieda Inescort
Dorothy Joyce
Gale Sondergaard Gale Sondergaard
Mrs. Hammond
Bruce Lester Bruce Lester
John Withers
Elizabeth Inglis Elizabeth Inglis
Adele Ainsworth
Cecil Kellaway Cecil Kellaway
Prescott--Well Wisher at Party


Written by
Howard Koch Howard Koch
(screen play)


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The Letter

7 years, 2 months ago at Aug 27 23:49
Every year between 1938 and 1942 Bette Davis received an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress. That is an astounding feat when you think about it. Who else can proclaim five consecutive years in a row? Katharine Hepburn, most likely, and possibly Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson, but that’s still a very exclusive club. And each performance was a different and unique side to Davis’ talents a... read more
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense. Her poise, graciousness and stoicism impress nearly everyone who meets her. Her husband is certainly without doubt; so is the district officer; while her lawyer's doubts may be a natural skepticism. But this is Singapore and the resentful natives will have no compunction about undermining this accused murderess. A letter in her hand turns up and may prove her undoing.
Release date: 23 November 1940
UPC: 012569522527
Tags: Murder (4), Drama (4), Film Noir (4), 1940s (4), Crime (3), Revenge (3), Racism (2), Infidelity (2), Mystery (2), Death (2), 1940 (2), Black & White (2), Killing (1), B&w (1), Letter (1), Asian (1), Asia (1), Bw (1), 300 Greatest Films (1), Film-noir (1)
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