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Chris Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer it was an act of self-defense. It's later revealed that he was actually her lover and she had posed for an incriminating statue he created. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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It's So Easy To Cry 'SHAME'!


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The original Broadway production of "The Letter" (and adapted for this film) by W. Somerset Maugham opened at the Morosco Theater on September 26, 1927 and ran for 104 performances. See more »

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Version of The Letter (1982) See more »

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Deep Night
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Another Fine Performance By Ann Sheridan
7 December 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Ann Sheridan is in fine form here as a woman whose past not only catches up with her, it threatens to ruin her life.

Sheridan portrays Chris Hunter, a woman who, while her husband was serving in World War II, gives in to her loneliness with a meaningless one night stand, hence the title of the film. While she tries desperately to keep this from her husband you get the sense that she knows it is only a matter of time before he finds out.

Ann Sheridan manages to evoke sympathy even though her character she did something that even she admits is unforgivable. You can't condone what she did but at least you can understand why she did it.

Lew Ayres and Zachary Scott turn in solid supporting roles in a film worth catching.


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