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Love Letters (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 26 October 1945 (USA)
Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen...

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. See more awards »
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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, Alan." Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Victor Young created stunning arrangements for two Decca recordings of his Oscar-nominated theme (published with lyrics by Edward Heyman): the first in 1945 with a full orchestra for Dick Haymes, and the second in 1954 with a simple guitar-combo backing for Peggy Lee. In 1962 it was a hit again for Ketty Lester. See more »

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Dilly Carson relates to Alan Quinton 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 »

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Singleton: I think very few people are happy. They wait all their lives for something to happen to them - something great and wonderful. They don't know what it is but they wait for it. Sometimes it never happens. What they want is the kind of spirit I found in those letters. A spirit that makes life beautiful. I love that man. I loved him more than my own life. I still love him. So you see, I couldn't have loved Roger Moreland, the man I killed.
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Rand rewrites Massie -- and Rostand!
19 May 1999 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Given the job of writing screenplays from novels, Rand takes Chris Massie's book and thoroughly rewrites it into something more like =Cyrano De Bergerac= with a happy ending! (This is in keeping with Rand's tendency to either write what she thinks someone else should have written, or about what she thinks someone else should do or have done.) And -- it works! Although subject to the same sort of dismissal by establishment critics the rest of Rand's work, this is actually a very, very good film!


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