skip navigation
The Letter (1940) - (Original Trailer)

title details and video sharing options

  1. now playing

    The Letter (1940) - (Original Trailer)

    Bette Davis pumps bullets into a man's body. Was it self-defense? Only The Letter (1940) can answer.

    View the TCMDb entry for The Letter (1940)


  2. share video
This Month
Jezebel (1938) -- (Movie Clip) He's Always Been Mine
Ex-beau Pres (Henry Fonda) has just returned to antebellum...
Play
North By Northwest (1959) — (Movie Clip) 20th Century Limited
Thornhill (Cary Grant), at Grand Central, wanted for the...
Play | SHOP

North By Northwest (1959) — (Movie... Thornhill (Cary Grant),... MORE > $16.95 Regularly $24.98 Buy Now

Paths Of Glory (1958) — (Movie Clip) They’re Scum
Following the failed assault on the German position, Gen....
Play | SHOP

Paths Of Glory (1958) — (Movie... Following the failed... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Bringing Up Baby (1938) -- (Movie Clip) It's All Right I'm Insured
Famous scene from director Howard Hawks, scientist David...
Play | SHOP

Bringing Up Baby (1938) -- (Movie... Famous scene from... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Lavender Hill Mob, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Victims Of The Revolution
Alec Guinness (as "Holland") in the marvelous opening...
Play
Citizen Kane (1941) -- (Movie Clip) I First Encountered Mr. Kane
Second stop in his investigation, newsman Thompson...
Play
Fearless Vampire Killers, The (1967) -- (Movie Clip) A Quick One...
Timid Alfred (Director Roman Polanski) is sorting through...
Play | SHOP

Fearless Vampire Killers, The... Timid Alfred (Director... MORE > $14.96 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Around The World In 80 Days (1956) -- (Movie Clip) So Keen About Whist
Harrumphing back in London at news that Fogg (David Niven)...
Play | SHOP

Around The World In 80 Days (1956)... Harrumphing back in... MORE > $20.21 Regularly $26.98 Buy Now

Only Angels Have Wings (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Gun Her Joe!
Pilot Joe (Noah Beery Jr.) being talked down in a jungle...
Play | SHOP

Only Angels Have Wings (1939) --... Pilot Joe (Noah Beery... MORE > $23.96 Regularly $29.95 Buy Now

West Side Story (1961) — (Movie Clip) Jet Song
One of the earliest, briefest and best-remembered songs...
Play | SHOP

West Side Story (1961) — (Movie... One of the earliest,... MORE > $7.95 Regularly $14.99 Buy Now

Mildred Pierce (1945) -- (Movie Clip) -- If You Take A Swim
Opening sequence features Monte (Zachary Scott) getting...
Play | SHOP

Mildred Pierce (1945) -- (Movie... Opening sequence features... MORE > $10.75 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Who Gives That Order?
First scene for translator Buck (Larry Hagman) and for the...
Play
Seven Days In May (1964) -- (Movie Clip) God Help Our Country!
JSOC staff Colonel Casey (Kirk Douglas) grows more worried...
Play
Macabre (1958) -- (Movie Clip) For The Next Hour And Fifteen Minutes
Notorious horror impresario William Castle opens his first...
Play | SHOP

Macabre (1958) -- (Movie Clip) For... Notorious horror... MORE > $14.55 Regularly $17.99 Buy Now

Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Ben Gardner's Boat
Pretty much pure spookery, as Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss)...
Play | SHOP

Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Ben... Pretty much pure... MORE > $8.55 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Dracula Has Risen From The Grave -- (Movie Clip) Bring Her To Me
Now enslaved and not pleasing the Count (Christopher Lee),...
Play
Wait Until Dark (1967) -- (Movie Clip) Atmosphere Of Mistrust
Con men Carlino (Jack Weston) and Talman (Richard Crenna)...
Play | SHOP

Wait Until Dark (1967) -- (Movie... Con men Carlino (Jack... MORE > $14.96 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Time After Time (1979) — (Movie Clip) Tourist Type Thing?
H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell), chasing the friend who...
Play | SHOP

Time After Time (1979) — (Movie... H.G. Wells (Malcolm... MORE > $9.95 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Black Sabbath (1964) — (Movie Clip) We Can Say All We Like About Ghosts
Boris Karloff returns for the introduction of the second...
Play | SHOP

Black Sabbath (1964) — (Movie Clip)... Boris Karloff returns for... MORE > $13.97 Regularly $19.95 Buy Now

All The President's Men -- (Movie Clip) Follow The Money
Reporter Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) in his first...
Play | SHOP

All The President's Men --... Reporter Bob Woodward... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

#
Letter, The - (Original Trailer)
Letter, The (1940)
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) 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.>
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) 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) Ong Chi Seng
Smarmy native legal assistant Ong (Sen Yung) puts his...
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
On the evening of her acquittal, Leslie (Bette Davis) finds...
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) 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) 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) Who Has The...
Acquitted killer Leslie (Bette Davis) and reluctant...
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
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.>
#

TCM Movie Database

Your destination for exclusive material from the TCM vaults

LEARN MORE >