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The Love Letter (1998)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  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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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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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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The Love Letter
14 July 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on Hallmark with my daughter and until this day, it is our most favorite romantic movie. We saw him at least 3 or 4 times.It is about a man and a woman who are living in different centuries. The scene I like best is when they both go up the stairs and they feel on another, strange but so romantic. And when she goes to him when he is at war and she found him very much hurt, I needed a tissue. I can't wait to buy him on DVD. But in Belgium he is not yet available. Can someone tell me when he would be released in Belgium? I be the first the buy this movie. I like to read about the American History and The Civil War is one of my favorite theme's. Both actors: Campbell Scott and Jennifer Jason Leigh are very good in the movie. They really touched my heart. I hope I can see this movie again soon. I really hope they release him soon in my country.Many greetings Ria Mertens


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