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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Justice Will Be Done

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    Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Justice Will Be Done

    Lawyer Howard (James Stephenson) is notably hesitant as he closes his arguments in a Malay courtroom for the acquittal of Leslie (Bette Davis) in William Wyler's The Letter, 1940.

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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Justice Will Be...
Lawyer Howard (James Stephenson) is notably hesitant as he...
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Justice Will Be Done
Lawyer Howard (James Stephenson) is notably hesitant as he closes his arguments in a Malay courtroom for the acquittal of Leslie (Bette Davis) in William Wyler's The Letter, 1940.>
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Terribly ...
Plot thickens as lawyer Howard (James Stephenson) debriefs...
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Terribly Cold-Blooded
Plot thickens as lawyer Howard (James Stephenson) debriefs first Withers (Bruce Lester) then Leslie (Bette Davis) and all depart for court, leaving Mrs. Hammond (Gale Sondergaard) lurking behind in The Letter, 1940. >
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Ong Chi Seng
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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Ong Chi Seng
Smarmy native legal assistant Ong (Sen Yung) puts his self-interested squeeze on his boss Howard (James Stephenson), arranging the blackmail deal in William Wyler's The Letter, 1940.>
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Dagger
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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Dagger
On the evening of her acquittal, Leslie (Bette Davis) finds a dagger outside her bedroom, then is dragged into the party by Frieda (Dorothy Joyce), in William Wyler's The Letter, 1940, from W. Somerset Maugham's play.>
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Leslie
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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Leslie
Opening credits leading to the famous opening scene starring Bette Davis and the handgun, from William Wyler's The Letter, 1940, from the play by W. Somerset Maugham.>
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) It's Too...
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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) It's Too Awful!
Leslie (Bette Davis) in a portion of her account of killing Hammond, for husband Robert (Herbert Marshall), lawyer Howard (James Stephenson) and official Withers (Bruce Lester) in William Wyler's The Letter, 1940.>
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) To Save Your...
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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) To Save Your Neck
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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Who Has The...
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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Who Has The Letter?
Acquitted killer Leslie (Bette Davis) and reluctant conspirator Howard (James Stephenson) finally tell her loyal husband Bob (Herbert Marshall) the truth in The Letter, 1940.>
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Mrs. Hammond
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Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Mrs. Hammond
Wind chimes augment the near-silent Mrs. Hammond (Gale Sondergaard) as she demands her money and something more from Leslie (Bette Davis), lawyer Howard (James Stephenson) and his aide (Sen Yung) in The Letter, 1940.>
Letter, The -- (Movie Intro/Outor) Gore Vidal
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Letter, The -- (Movie Intro/Outor) Gore Vidal
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Letter, The - (Original Trailer)
Letter, The (1940)
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Letter, The - (Original Trailer)
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