The Letter (1940)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.



  • Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall in The Letter (1940)
  • Bette Davis and William Wyler in The Letter (1940)
  • Bette Davis in The Letter (1940)
  • Bette Davis and Gale Sondergaard in The Letter (1940)
  • Bette Davis in The Letter (1940)
  • Bette Davis with directors Frank Capra and William Wyler. "The Letter," 1940.

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Bette Davis walked off the set once in a fight with William Wyler over the film's climactic scene in which Leslie says to her husband, "With all my heart I still love the man I killed." It was a crucial line, and the way it was delivered was of utmost importance to the ... ...


Howard Joyce: Strange that a man can live with a woman for ten years and not know the first thing about her.


The motor vehicles throughout are all left-hand drive. In Singapore traffic drives on the left and all vehicles there are right-hand drive.


Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance

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