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Basics Critics:83Viewers:73Rusty:76
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Film noirSub-Category: Film noir, Black-and-white, Film adaptation, Crime Fiction, Trial drama, DramaRuntime: 95 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: William WylerScreenwriter: Howard E. Koch, William Somerset MaughamBased on: The LetterMusic: Max SteinerCinematography: Tony GaudioStars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Gale Sondergaard, Cecil Kellaway, Frieda Inescort, Elizabeth Inglis, Victor Sen Yung, Doris Lloyd, Bruce Lester, Douglas Walton, Willie FungProducer: Hal B. WallisAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Bette Davis)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Tony Gaudio)
Academy Award for Best Director (William Wyler)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Academy Award for Best Original Score (Max Steiner)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (James Stephenson)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The Letter is a 1940 American film noir directed by William Wyler, and starring Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and James Stephenson. The screenplay by Howard E. Koch is based on the 1927 play of the same name by W. Somerset Maugham. The play was originally filmed in 1929, by director Jean de Limur.

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