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The Letter (1940)

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95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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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Nov 23, 1940 (United States)

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Bette Davis
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Herbert Marshall
Robert Crosbie Robert Crosbie   See fewer
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James Stephenson
Howard Joyce Howard Joyce   See fewer
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Frieda Inescort
Dorothy Joyce Dorothy Joyce   See fewer
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Gale Sondergaard
Mrs. Hammond Mrs. Hammond   See fewer
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Bruce Lester
John Withers John Withers   See fewer
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Elizabeth Inglis
Adele Ainsworth (as Elizabeth Earl) Adele Ainsworth (as Elizabeth Earl)   See fewer
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Cecil Kellaway
Prescott Prescott   See fewer
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Victor Sen Yung
Ong Chi Seng (as Sen Yung) Ong Chi Seng (as Sen Yung)   See fewer
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Doris Lloyd
Mrs. Cooper Mrs. Cooper   See fewer
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Willie Fung
Chung Hi Chung Hi   See fewer
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Tetsu Komai
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Zita Baca
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Brooks Benedict
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David Bruce
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Roland Got
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Holmes Herbert
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Charles Irwin
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Pete G. Katchenaro
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Crauford Kent
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Al Lloyd
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Leonard Mudie
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David Newell
Geoffrey Hammond (uncredited) Geoffrey Hammond (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas Pogue
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John Ridgely
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Douglas Walton
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7.7 / 10 | 10,288 votes