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A Letter to Three Wives

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Letter to Three Wives


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Delicious Americana showing reactions of three women who receive a letter from the town flirt who has run off with one of their husbands. Based on John Klempner's novel.
Title: A letter to three wives
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2005]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.
Adapted by Vera Caspary from a Cosmopolitan Magazine novel by John Klempner.
Special features: commentary by Christopher Mankiewicz with Joseph L. Mankiewicz biographers Kenneth Geist and Cheryl Lower "Linda Darnell: Hollywood's Fallen Angel" as seen on Biography on the A&E Network Movietone News Footage (Oscar presentations); restoration comparison; theatrical trailer.
Summary: Delicious Americana showing reactions of three women who receive a letter from the town flirt who has run off with one of their husbands. Based on John Klempner's novel.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award for Best Director (Mankiewicz); Best Writing, Screenplay (Mankiewicz), 1949
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The words for this movie are deliciously DELECTABLE!! Script, direction and acting are all top-notch.Whoever did the casting deserves accolades. One of the few movies to use the amazing, hilarious Thelma Ritter!

Linda Darnell is fantastic. I spent 2 hrs saturated in this lady. The special feature about her was heart breaking. Great movie.

Interestingly (?), this movie is based on a 1940's novel titled "A Letter to Five Wives."

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  • brendancarlson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Don't be put off by the cover, this isn't a sappy 'chick flick'. The acting and writing are top notch. Although no crime is commited (per se), this plays like a whodunnit that you'll be sure to enjoy.

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  • WormsBookChief rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Delightful movie, keeps the suspense till the very end. Should be a classic on everyone's list. THe acting is great, and the story even better!

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