The Letter (1940)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

The Letter
Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort

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.

  • MGM Home Entertainment Company:
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  • 23 Nov 1940 Released:
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  • W. Somerset Maugham (play), Howard Koch (screen play) Writer:
  • William Wyler Director:
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