An aging actor, about to marry for the fourth time, is surprised when a young woman, who is the daughter he never knew he had, appears with a "letter of introduction". It seems that she is ...
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
An aging actor, about to marry for the fourth time, is surprised when a young woman, who is the daughter he never knew he had, appears with a "letter of introduction". It seems that she is an actress and is trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to establish a relationship with her but finds it difficult to tell the world of their true relationship.Written by
Watching Adolph Menjou, Andrea Leeds, and Eve Arden you might have thought
you came in on some restored scenes from Stage Door. All three were in that
classic and all three star in Letter Of Introduction.
Adolph Menjou is a John Barrymore type actor, once a great stage actor, but who
lately has been doing a lot of mediocre films has returned to New York with an
unknown future. Andrea Leeds has a Letter Of Introduction from her mother
for him and Menjou discovers that despite being married our times and about
to go for number five it's with the author of the letter with whom he has a
Who wants to be an actress. The rather arrogant Menjou discovers a tender
side when he discovers fatherhood. His scenes with Leeds have some real
poignancy to them. Menjou who could ham it up outrageously when called for is most subdued and effective here. The two keep the relationship a secret
and it's rumored that Menjou snagged himself some new young quail. All rather disconcerting to George Murphy who Leeds has been seeing.
Both Murphy and Leeds live in a boardinghouse not unlike the one in Stage Door. Among the other residents are Eve Arden in an Eve Arden type part,
Ann Sheridan, and Edgar Bergen&Charlie McCarthy&Mortimer Snerd. Bergen
and his wooden alter egos supply the comedy.
No doubt John and Diana Barrymore saw Letter Of Introduction. Wonder what
they thought? No matter what they thought the film is a good one.
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