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Ayn Rand (screenplay)
Christopher Massie (novel)
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Release Date:
26 October 1945 (USA) See more »
Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. See more »
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A Touching Love Story See more (24 total) »


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Jennifer Jones ... Singleton

Joseph Cotten ... Alan Quinton

Ann Richards ... Dilly Carson

Cecil Kellaway ... Mac

Gladys Cooper ... Beatrice Remington

Anita Louise ... Helen Wentworth

Robert Sully ... Roger Morland

Reginald Denny ... Defense Counsel Phillips

Ernest Cossart ... Bishop

Byron Barr ... Derek Quinton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen ... Farmer (uncredited)
Conrad Binyon ... Boy in Library (uncredited)
Nina Borget ... Italian Waitress (uncredited)
Matthew Boulton ... Judge (uncredited)
Clifford Brooke ... Cart Driver (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Postman (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Dodd (uncredited)
Catherine Craig ... Jeanette Campbell (uncredited)

Louise Currie ... Clara Foley (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Nurse in Italy (uncredited)
Helena Grant ... Attendant (uncredited)
Ethyl May Halls ... Mary (uncredited)

Lumsden Hare ... Mr. Quinton (uncredited)
Winifred Harris ... Mrs. Quinton (uncredited)
Arthur Hohl ... Jupp (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Italian Innkeeper (uncredited)

Katie Johnson ... Nurse (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... Nurse (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh ... Young Man at Party (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)

James Millican ... Jim Connings (uncredited)

Ottola Nesmith ... Elderly Nurse (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ... Old Hag (uncredited)

Ian Wolfe ... Vicar (uncredited)

Directed by
William Dieterle 
Writing credits
Ayn Rand (screenplay)

Christopher Massie (novel "Pity My Simplicity") (as Chris Massie)

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Original Music by
Victor Young 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anne Bauchens 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hans Dreier 
Set Decoration by
Ray Moyer 
Sam Comer (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard McWhorter .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Johnson .... sound recordist
Don McKay .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Loyal Griggs .... process photography assistant (uncredited)
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects assistant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Homer Plannette .... gaffer (uncredited)
Harry Webb .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Philip Wisdom .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
David O. Selznick .... artists by arrangement with: Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten
Geoffrey Steele .... technical advisor
Victor Stoloff .... dialogue director
Montfort F. Creves .... technical advisor: hospital scenes (uncredited)
Gladys Percey .... research director (uncredited)
Dorothy Robinson .... research assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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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. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Asheville, North Carolina Sunday 14 June 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13). It was released on DVD 9 December 2014 as part of the Universal Vault Series.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Singleton:I have forgotten and you don't want to remember, that's the only difference between us.See more »
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A Touching Love Story, 9 June 2006
Author: hjmsia49 from United States

Love Letters has always been one of my favorite films. Fine performances by a superb cast, a good script by Ayn Rand and a perfect score by Victor Young. Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten were always compatible in their four films together. The chemistry between them is obvious. I confess a bias for this film because the title song has always been special for my wife and I for over 50 years. It was nominated for an Oscar but did not win. Such was the fate of composer Victor Young who not only failed to win an Oscar for "Love Letters" but also such memorable film songs as "My Foolish Heart," "Stellar By Starlight" and his most popular song "When I Fall In Love" (which surprisingly was never nominated even though it was in two films?) He finally received an Oscar after his death for "Around The World In 80 Days." Speaking of Oscar, Joseph Cotten was one of Hollywood's best actors for many years but he was never nominated for the big prize. Evidently, he made it look so easy he was never noticed. Jennifer Jones was radiant in this film and well deserving of her Oscar nomination. If you are a true romantic, I think you will love this film.

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