The Letter

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In Singapore, Leslie Crosbie (Bette Davis) shoots and kills a man, claiming that he tried to take advantage of her. She is arrested and her husband, Robert (Herbert Marshall), hires attorney Howard Joyce (James Stephenson) to defend her. During the trial Howard uncovers an incriminating letter that casts doubt on Leslie's story. The two become embroiled in a blackmail scheme involving a Malayan clerk (Victor Sen Yung) and the dead man's widow (Gale Sondergaard).

Release details

Release date: Friday November 22 1940
Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: William Wyler
Screenwriter: Howard Koch
Cast: Bette Davis
Herbert Marshall
James Stephenson
Frieda Inescort
Gale Sondergaard
Sen Yung
Cecil Kellaway
Bruce Lester
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