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.


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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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