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The Letter (1940)

95 min - Crime, Drama, Romance - 22 November 1940
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Director:  William Wyler
Stars:  Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Gale Sondergaard, Bruce Lester, Elizabeth Inglis, Cecil Kellaway, Victor Sen Yung, Doris Lloyd, Willie Fung, Tetsu Komai, Zita Baca, Brooks Benedict, David Bruce, Roland Got, Holmes Herbert, Charles Irwin, Pete G. Katchenaro, Crauford Kent, Al Lloyd, Leonard Mudie, David Newell, Thomas Pogue, John Ridgely, Douglas Walton, Leo White, Otto Yamaoka

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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.



Tagline: Fascinating Tantalizing and DANGEROUS!

Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  22 November 1940

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 35 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — James Stephenson {“Howard Joyce”}
ACTRESS — Bette Davis {“Leslie Crosbie”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Gaetano (Tony) Gaudio
DIRECTING — William Wyler
FILM EDITING — Warren Low
MUSIC (Original Score) — Max Steiner
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Warner Bros.


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