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. But this is Singapore and the resentful natives will have no compunction about undermining this accused murderess. A letter in her hand turns up and may prove her undoing. Written by
With all my heart I still love the man I killed
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Did You Know?
According to screenwriter Winston Miller
, Warner Brothers commissioned him to write a Western version of "The Letter" with the evil woman rewritten as a schoolmarm. It was offered to director Raoul Walsh
, who refused to read it. According to Miller he said, "I don't make pictures about schoolteachers!" See more
The motor vehicles throughout are all left-hand drive. In Singapore traffic drives on the left and all vehicles there are right-hand drive. See more
I'll do whatever you think is right.
I don't think it's right, but I think it's expedient. Juries can sometimes be very stupid, and it's just as well not to worry them with more evidence than they can conveniently deal with.
Referenced in L.A. Noire