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Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

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Starring (View all)
Joan Fontaine Joan Fontaine
Lisa Berndle
Louis Jourdan Louis Jourdan
Stefan Brand
Mady Christians Mady Christians
Frau Berndle
Marcel Journet Marcel Journet
Johann Stauffer
Art Smith Art Smith
John
Carol Yorke Carol Yorke
Marie
Howard Freeman Howard Freeman
Herr Kastner
John Good John Good
Lt. Leopold von Kaltnegger


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


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An average movie

7 years, 6 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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4 years, 6 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
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