The Letter

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Letter
Set on a rubber plantation in Malaya, this story centers on a woman's reasons for killing a man who was a close family friend.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, [2005]
Edition: Standard version.
Copyright Date: ♭2005.
ISBN: 9781419867101
Characteristics: DVD,video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
DVD,laser optical,NTSC,rda
DVD,digital,optical,mono,Dolby Digital,rda
DVD,DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (95 min.) :,DVD video, sound, black and white ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
Komai, Tetsu 1894-1970, actor.
Fung, Willie 1896-1945, actor.
Yung, Victor Sen actor.
Kellaway, Cecil 1891-1973, actor.
Earl, Elizabeth actor.
Lester, Bruce 1912-2008, actor.
Sondergaard, Gale 1899-1985, actor.
Inescort, Frieda 1901-1976, actor.
Stephenson, James 1888-1941, actor.
Marshall, Herbert 1890-1966, actor.
Davis, Bette 1908-1989, actor.
Orry-Kelly 1897-1964, costume designer.
Weyl, Carl Jules art director.
Friedhofer, Hugo arranger of music.
Forbstein, Leo F. musical director.
Steiner, Max 1888-1971, composer (expression)
Low, Warren 1905-1989, film editor.
Amy, George 1903-1986, film editor.
Gaudio, Tony 1885-1951, director of photography.
Koch, Howard screenwriter.
Wallis, Hal B. 1899-1986, film producer.
Warner, Jack L. 1892-1978, film producer.
Wyler, William 1902-1981, film director, film producer.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Turner Entertainment Co film distributor.
First National Pictures, Inc production company.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967) production company.


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Oct 07, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Every so often I find a neglected classic film in the KCLS catalog. "The Letter" is considered by many to be Bette Davis's finest movie. Until my comments today, it has only had 2 previous comments which said the movie either had a "great story" or in the other case "great acting".. I couldn't agree more. "The Letter" was written as a play by Somerset Maugham in 1929. The same year it was made into a movie. In 1940, Director William Wyler talked Warner Brothers Studios to do a remake of "The Letter" with Bette Davis. She plays Leslie Crosby the wife of a rich plantation owner in Malaya. Her husband is brilliantly played by Herbert Marshall, who was also in the 1929 movie "The Letter". The movie is known for having a great script written by Howard Koch. You might remember him as one of those writers that teamed up to write "Casablanca". You won't find many movies better than "The Letter;'.
KCLS owns 2 copies and at the moment they are both available. If your a fan of Bette Davis, then this is a must for you! Please let me know how you like the film on the KCLS web site. Thanks!

Sep 13, 2013
  • empbee rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A classic with great acting.

Sep 04, 2009
  • KarenW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When a movie starts out with Bette Davis emptying her hand gun into her lover's body, you just know that it's going to be a great story!


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