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Letter, The - (Original Trailer)
Letter, The (1940)
A woman (Bette Davis) claims to have...
Letter, The - (Original Trailer)
Bette Davis pumps bullets into a man's body. Was it self-defense? Only The Letter (1940) can answer.>
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Mrs. Hammond
Wind chimes augment the near-silent Mrs. Hammond (Gale...
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 (1940) -- (Movie Clip) To Save Your...
Director William Wyler uses remarkable long takes as lawyer...
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) To Save Your Neck
Director William Wyler uses trademark long takes as lawyer Howard (James Stephenson) reveals damning evidence to his client, accused murderess Leslie (Bette Davis), in The Letter, 1940, from the play by W. Somerset Maugham.>
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) It's Too...
A portion of Leslie (Bette Davis) in her account of killing...
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) 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) Opening, Leslie
The famous opening scene starring Bette Davis and the...
Letter, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Leslie
The famous opening scene starring Bette Davis and the handgun, at a rubber plantation in Malaysia, from William Wyler's The Letter, 1941, from the play by W. Somerset Maugham.>
Noir Alley: Eddie Muller on The Letter (1940)
Noir Alley host Eddie Muller's introduction and comments...
Noir Alley: Eddie Muller on The Letter...
Noir Alley: Eddie Muller on The Letter (1940)
Noir Alley host Eddie Muller’s introduction and comments following The Letter, 1940. >
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