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When a man asks another man more facile with words to do his wooing for him, there are always complications. The man with no talent for writing marries the girl, confesses one night he didn't write the letters and ends up with a knife in his back. The writer of the letters fell in love with the woman he wrote to and wants to become her second husband even if she did murder husband number one. Singleton doesn't remember the murder or anything about the first 22 years of her life as Victoria Remington. Then at her second wedding she wonders why she said "I take you, Roger," instead of "I take you, Allen." Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
Dilly Carson relates to Allan Quinnton that she found Singleton sitting by the fireplace with a bloody knife and a letter from which Dilly quotes the signature line, "I think of you my dearest as the distance promise of beauty". But during the climactic flashback, we see the letter with that very line burning in the fireplace. See more »
This modern re-working of the Cyrano De Bergerac tale has one interesting twist, the Christian character is killed off in the first reel and he's not a nice guy to begin with.
Joseph Cotten, a sensitive and romantic soul, is persuaded by an army buddy to write love letters in the friend's name to a girl he's trying to impress. It works real good, they get married.
But after Cotten is wounded and is invalided out of the British Army, he discovers that the man he wrote the letters for has been killed and his wife charged and convicted of the crime. The wife has also lost all memory of the event.
As fate would have it, Cotten and wife Jennifer Jones do meet and fall in love and they marry. That's how it's worked in these Hollywood romances. But you don't care when the players are as sophisticated as Joseph Cotten and as luminescently beautiful as Jennifer Jones. You don't even mind that these two American players don't even try to adopt British accents.
Love Letters was a great big hit for Paramount back then, helped no doubt by the title song which was also selling a lot of records. Dick Haymes had the big hit record of Love Letters. Perry Como and later Andy Williams did well by this most romantic of ballads. It's a personal favorite of mine.
If your taste is films about war time romances, this is the movie for you.
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