MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,034 this week

A Letter for Evie (1946)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 188 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Evie's co-workers at the uniform shirt factory, and her almost-fiancée's inability to kiss, inspire her to slip a letter into a size sixteen-and-a-half shirt for some anonymous soldier. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 74 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 2178 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1964 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Letter for Evie (1946)

A Letter for Evie (1946) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Letter for Evie.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rififi (1955)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel
Carnegie Hall (1947)
Music | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mother (Marsha Hunt) wants her son (William Prince) to grow up to be a pianist good enough to play at Carnegie Hall but, when grown, the son prefers to play with Vaughan Monroe's ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Marsha Hunt, William Prince, Frank McHugh
Panama Hattie (1942)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Roy Del Ruth, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Rags Ragland
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the wealthy man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers
Long Shot (1939)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Gordon Jones, Marsha Hunt, C. Henry Gordon
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair
Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when the stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Alessio Orano, Ornella Muti, Tano Cimarosa
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Police detective Mary Ryan is given an assignment to break up a gang of jewel thieves and fences. She, using an alias as a convict, is placed in the cell with a suspected member of the gang... See full summary »

Director: Abby Berlin
Stars: Marsha Hunt, John Litel, June Vincent
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A remake of Robert Montgomery's 1934 hit Hide-Out, this superb film directed by Robert B. Sinclair (known for his classic Broadway productions of The Philadelphia Story, Dodsworth and Pride... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair
Stars: Robert Sterling, Marsha Hunt, Virginia Weidler
Spring (1953)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Three students try to pass their final exam by reluctant task of wooing their professor's daughter, but the unlucky winner, decided by a coin toss, will completely forget about studying once he meet her.

Director: Frantisek Cáp
Stars: Metka Gabrijelcic, Franek Trefalt, Jure Furlan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
John Carroll ...
Edgar 'Wolf' Larson
...
John Phineas McPherson
...
Mrs. McPherson
Pamela Britton ...
Barney Lee
...
DeWitt Pynchon
Percival Vivian ...
Mr. McPherson
...
Capt. Budlowe
Esther Howard ...
Mrs. Edgewaters
Robin Raymond ...
Eloise Edgewaters
Therese Lyon ...
Mrs. Jackson
Lynn Whitney ...
Miss Jenkins
Edit

Storyline

Evie's co-workers at the uniform shirt factory, and her almost-fiancée's inability to kiss, inspire her to slip a letter into a size sixteen-and-a-half shirt for some anonymous soldier. It's received by "Wolf" Larson, who immediately throws it away, but his sensitive, dreaming--and short--buddy John McPherson snags it, and begins a correspondence with Evie, pretending to be Wolf. But things get complicated when Evie wants to meet her tall, handsome soldier. And even more complicated when Wolf sees Evie and likes what he sees. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

28 January 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Carta para Eva  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Wuthering Heights (1939) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not your typical light wartime romance
17 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Crisply paced, expertly directed, and boasting jewel-like performances by Marsha Hunt and Hume Cronyn, A Letter for Evie stands out among the wartime romances of the 1942-45 era.

The plot is self-consciously breezy. A secretary for the Trojan Shirt Company, Evie O'Conner longs for romance. She places a "Dear Soldier" letter in the pocket of an extra-large shirt bound for the army training camps of Texas in the hopes that the soldier who finds it will be a strapping, heroic man. It falls into the hands of a decidedly short and bookish Private Johnnie McPherson. As they say in the business, hijinks ensue in a case of mistaken identity. But that's where the banality ends. In the guise of a light romp, Dassin explores themes of heroism, self-sacrifice, and honesty. In one plot point, Cronyn's comic turn pretending to be drunk to save Evie from the lecherous advances of his handsome army buddy is hilarious and deft.

This movie is difficult to find, but fans of the genre should make the effort.


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Letter for Evie (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?