The Letter (Blu-ray)

The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.
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  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: September 24, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Warner Archives

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User Ratings: 3,703
Rating: 2.5/4 -- even a bad Davis movie where she's hamming and mugging and even humiliating herself is more fun than practically no Bette at all. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Jun 13, 2005
Rating: 5/5 -- Prime Bette Davis featuring a memorable shooting in the opening.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Mar 14, 2009
Rating: A -- The second and best version of Maugham's noirish tale of adultery and murder is emarked by Wyler's nunaced mis-en-scene, Gaudio's lensing, and superlative acting of Bette Davis (surprisingly restrained), Herbert Marshall and especially James Stephenson. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Jan 8, 2008
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The greatest actress that the cinema has ever had the honor to service is typically terrific. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Oct 5, 2019
If there is any doubt that Bette Davis is the star of this film, high above all others, it is vanquished by William Wyler's careful framing of her in every shot. Full Review
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Jan 14, 2005
Expert direction, splendid performances and an amazing score combine to make this somber picture one of the most satisfying ilm experiences of the year. Full Review
California Eagle
Oct 31, 2019
The Letter is a movie that provides that personal satisfaction that works of art produce in our soul. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
Cine-Mundial
Sep 16, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

The story begins in the shimmering moonlight on a tropical Malayan rubber plantation. Shots ring out and a wounded man staggers from a bungalow as Leslie Crosbie (Bette Davis) coldly follows him, pumping the remaining bullets into his body. She later tells her husband Robert (Herbert Marshall) that she shot Geoffrey, a mutual friend, because he was drunk and tried to take advantage of her. Robert, who owns the plantation, believes her story and hires high-powered lawyer Howard Joyce (James Stephenson) to defend her. But then a letter surfaces in which it is revealed that Leslie had invited Geoffrey to the plantation on the night of his murder. When Howard confronts her with the letter, Leslie admits writing it and implies that she and Geoffrey were lovers. Howard, nevertheless, agrees to continue defending her. Meanwhile, the letter becomes the object of a blackmail scheme from Geoffrey's widow (Gale Sondergaard).
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