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
I wish I could say I was sorry.
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Did You Know?
The original Broadway production of "The Letter" by W. Somerset Maugham
opened at the Morosco Theater on September 26, 1927 and ran for 104 performances. See more
When Betty and her lawyer are in Chinatown to collect the letter from the widow, there is a padlock on the door while they are waiting outside the building. Seconds later, a man unlocks the door from the inside. See more
Be flippant about your own crimes if you want to, but don't be flippant about mine!