The Letter

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Letter

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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.
Title: The letter
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, [2005]
Edition: Standard version.
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.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Special features: Alternate ending; 4/21/41 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast with Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall; 3/16/1944 Lux Radio Theater broadcast with Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall; Theatrical trailer.
Also issued as part of the box set: Bette Davis collection, volume one.
Based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
Summary: 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.
Audience: Not rated by the MPAA.
Additional Contributors: Maugham, W. Somerset - 1874-1965. - (William Somerset),
Komai, Tetsu - 1894-1970,
Fung, Willie - 1896-1945,
Yung, Victor Sen
Kellaway, Cecil - 1891-1973,
Earl, Elizabeth
Lester, Bruce - 1912-2008,
Sondergaard, Gale - 1899-1985,
Inescort, Frieda - 1901-1976,
Stephenson, James - 1888-1941,
Marshall, Herbert - 1890-1966,
Davis, Bette - 1908-1989,
Orry-Kelly - 1897-1964,
Weyl, Carl Jules
Friedhofer, Hugo
Forbstein, Leo F.
Steiner, Max - 1888-1971,
Low, Warren - 1905-1989,
Amy, George - 1903-1986,
Gaudio, Tony - 1885-1951,
Koch, Howard
Wallis, Hal B. - 1899-1986,
Warner, Jack L. - 1892-1978,
Wyler, William - 1902-1981,
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Turner Entertainment Co
First National Pictures, Inc
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
ISBN: 9781419867101
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. ; Jack L. Warner in charge of production ; by W. Somerset Maughan ; a William Wyler production ; a Warner Bros.-First National Picture ; executive producer, Hal B. Wallis ; screen play by Howard Koch ; directed by William Wyler
Distributor: Turner Entertainment Co.
Copyright Date: ♭2005.
Credits: Director of photography, Tony Gaudio ; film editors, George Amy, Warren Low ; art director, Carl Jules Weyl ; gowns by Orry-Kelly ; ochestral arrangements by Hugo Friedhofer ; musical director, Leo F. Forbstein ; music by Max Steiner.
Performers: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Gale Sondergaard, Bruce Lester, Elizabeth Earl, Cecil Kellaway, Sen Yung, Willie Fung, Tetsu Komai.
System Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; standard full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Language: In English with English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationship Drama. Homicide Drama. Man-woman relationships Drama. Murder Drama. Maugham, W. Somerset (Willam Somerset), 1874-1965 Film and video adaptations.
Genre/Form: Film noir.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Film noir.
Detective and mystery films.
Topical Term: Man-woman relationship
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 65225
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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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