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Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated
87 min | Drama, Romance

A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.
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Director
Max Ophüls (as Max Opuls)
Writers
Howard Koch (screenplay) | Stefan Zweig (novella)
Cinematographer
Franz Planer (as Frank Planer)
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Updated Apr 28, 1948

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Apr 28, 1948 (United States)
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Joan Fontaine
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Louis Jourdan
Stefan Brand Stefan Brand   See fewer
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Mady Christians
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Marcel Journet
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Howard Freeman
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John Good
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Leo B. Pessin
Stefan Jr. Stefan Jr.   See fewer
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Otto Waldis
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Sonja Bryden
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Harry Anderson
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Edit Angold
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8 / 10 | 9,483 votes