Story of people whose lives were changed because of a year-long delay in the delivery of some letters.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Anderson (The Andersons episode)
Karen Forrester (The Forresters Episode)
Mrs. Forrester
Penelope Parkington (The Parkingtons Episode)
Joe Randolph (The Forresters Episode)
Derek Childs (The Parkingtons Episode)
Elaine Anderson (The Andersons Episode)
Geraldine Parkington
Laura Reynolds (The Andersons Episode)
The Postman
Trish Mahoney ...
Stewardess (The Andersons Episode)
Paul Anderson Jr. (The Andersons episode)
Mia Bendixsen ...
Lisa (The Andersons episode)
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Michael (The Parkingtons Episode)
Minister (The Parkingtons Episode)


Story of people whose lives were changed because of a year-long delay in the delivery of some letters.

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Release Date:

6 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Cartas  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 1973, Aaron Spelling developed two pilots with a similar theme: this one and Letters from Three Lovers (1973). In both pilots, letters were delayed in delivery by one year per accident or mischance; the delay would have a profound effect on the sender or the recipient. Henry Jones played the postman delivering the long lost letters in both pilots. Neither pilot was picked up for a continuing series. See more »


Followed by Letters from Three Lovers (1973) See more »

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Three stories all bound together by letters lost for a year.
31 October 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Letters" is an interesting idea for a film and apparently was a pilot for a series that never came to be. You see three separate stories that are all tied together by a common thread...a letter which was sent but not delivered for a year. While you could argue that the Postal Service sucks, this is explained away by a bag of mail being on a plane that crashed in the mountains...and the missing sack of mail was only just discovered. In each story, you see the story up until the letter is written...then a break to show the plane crash...and then later the rest of the story once the letter arrives.

The film has a cast of various A and B list stars including the likes of John Forsythe, Barbara Stanwyck, Dina Merrill, Ida Lupino and many others. One story is about an unfaithful husband, another about a slimy pianist who murders his ancient wife and the final about a man who is killed on the way to doing the right thing and straighten up his life! I was surprised how touching some of the stories were (particularly the first and third) and in hindsight I would have liked to have seen more. Too bad the series never was made. It was well written, had an interesting cast and was quite original.

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