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Title The letter [videorecording] / presented by Warner Bros. Pictures ; Jack L. Warner in charge of production ; by W. Somerset Maugham ; a William Wyler production ; a Warner Bros.-First National Picture ; screen play by Howard Koch ; directed by William Wyler.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005]
Turner Entertainment Co.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    LET    Available
Edition Standard version.
Description 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono Dolby Digital rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; standard full-screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language In English with English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
Cast Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Gale Sondergaard, Bruce Lester, Elizabeth Earl, Cecil Kellaway, Sen Yung, Willie Fung, Tetsu Komai.
Credits Director of photography, Tony Gaudio ; film editors, George Amy, Warren Low ; art director, Carl Jules Weyl ; gowns by Orry-Kelly ; orchestral arrangements by Hugo Friedhofer ; musical director, Leo F. Forbstein ; music by Max Steiner ; executive producer, Hal B. Wallis.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
Based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note Also issued as part of the boxed set: Bette Davis collection, volume one.
Summary Set on a rubber plantation in Malaya, this story centers on a woman's reasons for killing a man who was a close family friend.
Note Special features include: Alternate ending; 4/21/41 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast with Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall; 3/16/1944 Lux Radio Theater broadcast with Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall; Theatrical trailer.
Subject Maugham, W. Somerset (Willam Somerset), 1874-1965 -- Film and video adaptations.
Murder -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Malaya -- Drama.
Asesinato -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Film noir.
Detective and mystery films.
Film noir.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Film noir.
Added Author Wyler, William, 1902-1981, film director, film producer.
Warner, Jack L., 1892-1978, film producer.
Wallis, Hal B., 1899-1986, film producer.
Koch, Howard, screenwriter.
Gaudio, Tony, 1885-1951, director of photography.
Amy, George, 1903-1986, film editor.
Low, Warren, 1905-1989, film editor.
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971, composer (expression)
Forbstein, Leo F., musical director.
Friedhofer, Hugo, arranger of music.
Weyl, Carl Jules, art director.
Orry-Kelly, 1897-1964, costume designer.
Davis, Bette, 1908-1989, actor.
Marshall, Herbert, 1890-1966, actor.
Stephenson, James, 1888-1941, actor.
Inescort, Frieda, 1901-1976, actor.
Sondergaard, Gale, 1899-1985, actor.
Lester, Bruce, 1912-2008, actor.
Earl, Elizabeth, actor.
Kellaway, Cecil, 1891-1973, actor.
Yung, Victor Sen, 1915-1980, actor.
Fung, Willie, 1896-1945, actor.
Komai, Tetsu, 1894-1970, actor.
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. Letter.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), production company.
First National Pictures, Inc., production company.
Turner Entertainment Co., film distributor.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Lux radio theatre (Radio program)
Bette Davis collection, volume one.
ISBN 0790747200
1419867105 (set)
9781419867101 (set)
Standard No. 012569522527
Music No. 65225 Warner Home Video
1000628986 Warner Home Video

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