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The Letter

The Letter
  • 1940
  • US
  • 95 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Written by: Howard Koch, Based on the play by W Somerset Maugham
  • Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson

This thrilling version of the Somerset Maugham play casts Davis as a manipulative tart under suspicion of murder. Her husband (Marshall) stands resolutely by her side as she calculatingly claims self-defence, and the filthy truth begins to unravel.

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