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The Love Letter (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Fantasy | Romance  -  1 February 1998 (USA)
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20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Scott Corrigan
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Elizabeth Whitcomb
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Everett Reagle
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Beatrice Corrigan
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Debra Zabriskie
Myra Carter ...
Clarice Whitcomb
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Warren Whitcomb
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Mae Mullen
Richard Woods ...
Jacob Campbell
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Flossy Whitcomb
Laurie Kennedy ...
Lavinia Whitcomb
Edgar Smith ...
Potts the Postman
Cara Stoner ...
Maggie the Maid
George Gaffney ...
Bike Rider
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Scott's Boss
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Scotty Corrigan buys an antique desk and finds a Civil War-era letter inside it, written by a woman who died over a hundred years ago. Fancifully, he writes and mails a reply...only to have it reach its destination in the past. As Elizabeth and Scotty continue their remarkable correspondence, they find themselves falling in love, and more than restless about their impending, respective, marriages. Written by Kathy Li

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A love story that touches two lives....a century apart.

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Fantasy | Romance

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Love Letter (#47.3)  »

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Based on a short story of the same name by Jack Finney. The story was first published in "The Saturday Evening Post" on August 1, 1959, and reprinted in the same magazine on January/February 1988. See more »

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A contemporary "Chessie System" diesel locomotive can be seen in the background of one flashback scene at the railroad station. See more »

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Elizabeth Whitcomb: The hard truth is we are doomed to be chaste. To never touch each other, hear each other, see each other... so what harm can there be to write to each other?
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Wonderful, charming. For all of us romantics!
12 May 2001 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

My wife and I were very tired, after a long day of work and coming home from dancing. We decided to have a quick look at the TV movie I taped, to see if it was worth keeping. What a surprise: it kept us awake late at night, in spite of our tiredness. A lovely movie!

There are a few annoying flaws. The music at the beginning was out-of-date and I don't know how the director let a few shoddy scenes slip by, but they were probably on a tight budget. These are mainly due a script that, while generally good, was too stilted in parts. However, considering this is a made4TV movie, it is exceptionally good.

So get your loved one, cuddle up, and have let some warmth into your hearts with this little gem.


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