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A crippled mailman is in love with a maid who lives in the same building he does in one of the city's poor neighborhoods. She, however, is in love with a wealthy, handsome young man. Desperate to win her love, he begins to intercept love letters they send to each other and replaces them with his own messages, which each thinks is from the other. His plan seems to be succeeding, but then something happens that bring tragic results to them all. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Love among the working poor
22 February 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A maid to a rich family loves a man, but a postman living in the courtyard of the same building secretly loves her and by interfering causes tragedy.

Perhaps best for the production design and for the fact that the three principles get most of the screen time.


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