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

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Paul Anderson (The Andersons episode)
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Karen Forrester (The Forresters Episode)
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Mrs. Forrester
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Penelope Parkington (The Parkingtons Episode)
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Joe Randolph (The Forresters Episode)
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Derek Childs (The Parkingtons Episode)
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Elaine Anderson (The Andersons Episode)
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Geraldine Parkington
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Laura Reynolds (The Andersons Episode)
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The Postman
Trish Mahoney ...
Stewardess (The Andersons Episode)
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Paul Anderson Jr. (The Andersons episode)
Mia Bendixsen ...
Lisa (The Andersons episode)
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Michael (The Parkingtons Episode)
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Minister (The Parkingtons Episode)
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Story of people whose lives were changed because of a year-long delay in the delivery of some letters.

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6 March 1973 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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