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Writers (WGA):
Jack Finney (short story)
James S. Henerson (television story)
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Release Date:
1 February 1998 (USA) See more »
A love story that touches two lives....a century apart.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Campbell Scott ... Scott Corrigan

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Elizabeth Whitcomb

David Dukes ... Everett Reagle

Estelle Parsons ... Beatrice Corrigan

Daphne Ashbrook ... Debra Zabriskie
Myra Carter ... Clarice Whitcomb

Gerrit Graham ... Warren Whitcomb

Irma P. Hall ... Mae Mullen
Richard Woods ... Jacob Campbell

Kali Rocha ... Flossy Whitcomb
Laurie Kennedy ... Lavinia Whitcomb
Edgar Smith ... Potts the Postman
Cara Stoner ... Maggie the Maid
George Gaffney ... Bike Rider

Tom Riis Farrell ... Scott's Boss

Mark Joy ... Celebrity Author

Linda Powell ... Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy J. Crowe ... Charging Union Soldier
Cal Johnson ... Confederate Soldier
Dick Cheatham ... Union Officer with Dance Invitation (uncredited)
David Foster ... Conductor (archive footage) (uncredited)
Raymond H. Johnson ... Dignitary at the Ball (uncredited)
Sandra Martin Hudgins ... Mrs. Reed (uncredited)

Michael Ruff ... Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
Chax Stern ... Confederate (uncredited)
Sam Wells ... Howard Lee (uncredited)

Directed by
Dan Curtis 
Writing credits
Jack Finney (short story)

James S. Henerson (television story) (as James Henerson)

James S. Henerson (teleplay) (as James Henerson)

Produced by
Dan Curtis .... producer
Lynn Raynor .... co-producer
Brent Shields .... co-executive producer
Richard Welsh .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bob Cobert 
Cinematography by
Eric Van Haren Noman 
Paul M. Pollard (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Bill Blunden 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Jan Scott 
Art Direction by
Ann Champion 
Set Decoration by
Erica Rogalla 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Amos 
Makeup Department
Patricia Androff .... co-key makeup artist
Bob Harper .... key hair stylist (as Robert Harper)
Sally J. Harper .... key hair stylist (as Sally Harper)
Janeen Schreyer .... co-key makeup artist
Susan 'Star' Orr .... key hair assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Santiago .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
James T. Davis .... unit production manager
Andrea Lapins .... post-production supervisor
Kathleen M. Straub .... executive in charge of production (as Kathleen Straub)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald P.H. Eaton .... first assistant director
Lynn Wegenka .... second assistant director
Art Department
Richard Blankenship .... construction coordinator
Dick Kyker .... property master
A. Patrick Storey .... set dresser
Clifford D. Eubank .... gangboss (uncredited)
Patrick Fulton .... lead scenic artist (uncredited)
Bruce C. Knight II .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Jennie Hill Robinson .... construction buyer (uncredited)
Jennie Hill Robinson .... greensman (uncredited)
Richard Salinas .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jim Hawkins .... production sound mixer
Devin Joseph .... dialogue editor
Sherry Klein .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael O'Corrigan .... supervising sound editor
Freddy Chancellor .... boom operator (uncredited)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jonathan Golodner .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bob Shelley .... special effects
Anderson Martin .... stunt performer
Anderson Martin .... stunts
Cal Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Beasley .... best boy electric
Robert Driskell .... gaffer (as Robert A. Driskell Jr.)
Charles A. Harris .... key rigging grip
Billy Sherrill .... key grip
Steven Aquilino .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Greg Martin .... grip (uncredited)
Antony Platt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul M. Pollard .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Tracy Kilpatrick .... casting director: Virginia
Susie Farris .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Lynn Kressel .... casting: New York (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine Bieselin Clark .... costumer (uncredited)
Malou Magnusson .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Melissa Gearhart .... assistant editor (as Melissa M. Gearhart)
Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Bob Beecher .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mike Davis .... transportation coordinator (as Michael Davis)
Other crew
Mark Cottrell .... location manager (as Mark Cotrell)
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor
Michael Todd Schlenker .... production coordinator
Deborah Bacquel .... production accountant (uncredited)
Denise Blasor .... adr (uncredited)
Brett Cranford .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Amanda Curry .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Billy L. 'Butch' Frank .... wrangler gang boss (uncredited)
Gwendolyn Glenn .... choreographer (uncredited)
Molly Proctor .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Love Letter (#47.3)" - USA (anthology series)
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: In the video game Scottie is working on, General Stuart (as in JEB) is misspelled as Stewart.See more »
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?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »


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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
It's a wonderful, wonderful movie, 27 June 2002
Author: Maryann from Lancaster, PA

I love romance movies. I'll spend boring weekends just popping them in the VCR. I love time travel romances and after watching SOMEWHERE IN TIME for the 10th time spent an entire weekend debating where "the watch" originated with my husband and friends. I happened to catch THE LOVE LETTER on cable one rainy afternoon and by the end of the movie I had gone through an entire box of Kleenex. The "romance" between Scotty and Lizzie was so touching. I did think that the poems Lizzie wrote were pretty sappy but we're talking about the 19th century here. Whenever you watch a time travel movie or read that type of book, you really have to learn to suspend disbelief, but the way this movie was handled it seemed so possible. That they could actually feel each others presence across time was so beautifully handled. The music was hauntingly beautiful as well. My only quibble with the whole story was if the time portal worked from the past to the present, why couldn't it work from the present to the past. I felt so sad that Lizzie had to live all those years without Scotty. All in all it's a great movie. I would, and have, recommended it to anyone who loves romance.

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