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The Letter(Movie, 1940)

1h 35min | Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Mystery
The LetterRating: 3.8/5 (with 54 votes)
The Letter is a 1940 American film noir crime drama directed by William Wyler, and starring Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and James Stephenson. The screenplay by Howard E. Koch is based on the 1927 play of the same name by W. Somerset Maugham derived from his own short story. The play was first filmed in 1929, by director Jean de Limur. The story was inspired by a real-life scandal involving the wife of the headmaster of a school in Kuala Lumpur who was convicted in a murder trial after shooting dead a male friend in April 1911. She was eventually pardoned. ()
Movie poster of The Letter

Where to watch The Letter (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Letter" is currently available on 3 providers. The Letter can be streamed free of charge on Amazon Prime Video (as part of a subscription), can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) and The Letter can also be purchased at Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as download from the website or as Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

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Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Awards & Nominations for The Letter

Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-white Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score

About The Letter

After a woman shoots a man to death, a damning letter she wrote raises suspicions.


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Trailer for The Letter + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

The Letter 1940(Trailer, 0:18)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Singapore
Based on: "The Letter" (find it on Amazon)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 13 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 11/23/1940 (World premiere: 11/21/1940)
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"La lettre"
"A Carta"
"La lettre"
"De Brief"
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:12384, Added: 02/18/2018, Last updated: 11/06/2020