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Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

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Starring (View all)
Lotte Stein Lotte Stein
Musician
Hermine Sterler Hermine Sterler
Mother Superior
Walter Soderling Walter Soderling
Panorama Operator
Pietro Sosso Pietro Sosso
Coachman
Helen Spring Helen Spring
Middle-Aged Woman
Max Willenz Max Willenz
Baggage Man
William Vedder William Vedder
Street Singer
William Trenk William Trenk
Fritzel


Written by (View all)
Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig
(novella)
Howard Koch Howard Koch
(screenplay)


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An average movie

6 years, 5 months ago at May 18 22:06
Honestly, I really had a hard time with this flick. I actually had never heard of it and saw it above all because it it was included in the ‘1001 movies you must see before you die’ list. I don’t know, maybe I wasn’t in the right mood when I watched it. Basically, it is an uber-romantic tale about a doomed love story and, right from the start, they make sure you won’t have any hope that ... read more

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3 years, 5 months ago at May 21 20:45
Ophuls at his best of two worlds. Hollywood straight to the facts storytelling, with european decadence (musical and of manners and honor), and wonderful filming. Jourdan is the real unknown, Fontaine is everything.
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In Vienna, about 1900, a dashing man arrives at his flat, instructing his manservant that he will leave before morning: the man is Stefan Brand, formerly a concert pianist, planning to leave Vienna to avoid a duel. His servant gives him a letter from an unknown woman, which he reads. In flashbacks we see the lifelong passion of Lisa Berndle for him.
Release date: 16 July 1948
Tags: 1940s (7), 1948 (6), Drama (5), Romance (4), Voyeurism (4), Obsession (4), Music (3), Typhus (3), Harp (2), 40's (2), Based On Novel (2), (2), Usa (2), 1940's (2), Musician (2), Love (2), Quarantine (2), Switzerland (2), B&w (2), HQ (1)
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