Tuesday
02
Feb
7.15pm
Back Letter, The
 
Tue
02
Feb
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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 at 7.15pm
William Wyler
  • Drama
  • 1940
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 96 mins.
 
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The great Bette Davis stars as Leslie Crosbie, the wife of a Singapore plantation manager who shoots a man in what she claims is self-defence. Her husband hires a lawyer to defend her, but as the case unfolds doubt is cast upon her story. Based on a short story and play by W. Somerset Maugham and nominated for 7 Oscars, including Bette Davis's fourth nomination for Best Actress, The Letter is a tale of passion, murder and blackmail.

See our Film Notes for this film (click tab, above left). We also have a set of notes on the star, Bette Davis, HERE.

Director:

 
William Wyler

Cinematographer:

 
Tony Gaudio, Music; Max Steiner

Screenplay:

 
Howard Koch, from the play by W Somerset Maugham

Cast:

 
Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Gale Sondergaard, Bruce Lester, Elizabeth Earl, Victor Sen Yung, Doris Lloyd

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