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THE LETTER

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Directed by William Wyler
United States, 1940
Drama, Crime, Film noir

Synopsis

The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense. Her poise, graciousness and stoicism impress nearly everyone who meets her. Her husband is certainly without doubt; so is the district officer; while her lawyer’s doubts may be a natural skepticism.

Synopsis

The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense. Her poise, graciousness and stoicism impress nearly everyone who meets her. Her husband is certainly without doubt; so is the district officer; while her lawyer’s doubts may be a natural skepticism.

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The LetterDirected byWilliam Wyler

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1996
Academy Awards
1941 | 7 nominations including: Best Picture
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1940 | 2nd place: Best Director
1940 | 3rd place: Best Actor

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