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The Letter

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Original title
The Letter
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Howard Koch (Play: W. Somerset Maughan)
Music
Max Steiner
Cinematography
Tony Gaudio (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures. Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Genre
Drama. Film noir | Melodrama. Crime. Remake
Movie Groups
W. Somerset Maugham Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1940: 7 Nominations for Oscar, including Actress (Bette Davis), Supporting Actor (Stephenson)
1940: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Director
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