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The Letter (1929)

Passed | | Drama | 7 September 1929 (Argentina)
Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond (Herbert Marshall) for attention when neglected by her husband Robert (Reginald Owen). ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond (Herbert Marshall) for attention when neglected by her husband Robert (Reginald Owen). Robert decides to go out for the evening to pick up a new rifle. Leslie's calm vanishes as she awaits an answer to a letter she has written Hammond. He has found a new love - a beautiful unscrupulous native woman Li Ti (Lady Tsei Mei) and has discarded Leslie. Written by Cheepnis

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Blinded by the fury of passion - by the despair of a lost love -- she had not reckoned with

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7 September 1929 (Argentina)  »

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A Carta  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The original Broadway production of "The Letter" by W. Somerset Maugham opened at the Morosco Theater on September 26, 1927 and ran for 104 performances. See more »

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[last lines]
Leslie Crosbie: I'll give you something to remember! I, with all my heart and soul, still love the man I killed! Ha-ha. Take that, will you! With all my heart and all my soul, I still love the man I killed!
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Alternate-language version of La carta (1931) See more »

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A knockout performance by Jeanne Eagels
14 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Only currently available through the American Film Institute, which restored the film, this features a remarkable performance by one of the great stage actresses in the early part of the 20th Century.One sees immediately why Ms. Eagels was a star; this is a powerful, emotional tour-de-force which lasts a little over an hour. Little more than a filmed stage play for the most part, this film is a very important re-discovery that deserves to get into better circulation.


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