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The Letter

"With all my heart I still love the man I killed..." Six years after exploding to stardom in "Of Human Bondage", Bette Davis equalled that excitement with another W. Somerset Maugham role as an adulteress using her sexual wiles to escape a murder conviction in "The Letter". The film throbs with sultry tension thanks to Davis, an impeccable supporting cast, atmospheric cinematography and the artistry of director William Wyler. Nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture, Actress, Director and Supporting Actor, "The Letter" remains one of Hollywood's most special deliveries, a peerless example of melodrama as movie art.

Year: 1940
Genre: Classic Film Noir, W Somerset Maugham
Country: USA
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Gale Sondergaard
Duration: 95 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains low level violence.
7.7/10
Location in store: Classic Noir

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