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Love Letters (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 26 October 1945 (USA)
Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen...

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Ayn Rand (screenplay), Christopher Massie (novel) (as Chris Massie)
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Jones ... Victoria Morland aka Singleton
Joseph Cotten ... Alan Quinton
Ann Richards ... Dilly Carson
Cecil Kellaway ... Mac
Gladys Cooper ... Beatrice Remington
Anita Louise ... Helen Wentworth
Robert Sully ... Roger Morland
Reginald Denny ... Defense Counsel Phillips
Ernest Cossart ... Bishop
Byron Barr ... Derek Quinton
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Storyline

When a man asks another man more facile with words to do his wooing for him, there are always complications. The man with no talent for writing marries the girl, confesses one night he didn't write the letters and ends up with a knife in his back. The writer of the letters fell in love with the woman he wrote to and wants to become her second husband even if she did murder husband number one. Singleton doesn't remember the murder or anything about the first 22 years of her life as Victoria Remington. Then at her second wedding she wonders why she said "I take you, Roger," instead of "I take you, Alan." Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cartas a mi amada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 24, 1949 with Joseph Cotten reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

Dilly Carson relates to Alan Quinton that she found Singleton sitting by the fireplace with a bloody knife and a letter from which Dilly quotes the signature line, "I think of you my dearest as the distance promise of beauty". But during the climactic flashback, we see the letter with that very line burning in the fireplace. See more »

Quotes

Allen Quinton: I couldn't possibly say what I'd like to say right now.
Singleton: What?
Allen Quinton: I'd like to say that you're lovely.
Singelton: Go ahead, say it. I'd like to hear it.
Allen Quinton: You're lovely.
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Referenced in Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

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Modern Cyrano de Bergerac
27 June 2002 | by m0rphySee all my reviews

I have seen this video many times mainly because I absolutely adore Jennifer Jones.She is an awesome beauty and I must be honest, a sexual fantasy of mine.The fact she is playing a Canadian orphan in the film at least explains her accent.The story of an amnesiac who gradually becomes her true self is OK but why oh why does Hollywood insist on producing "twee" versions of "little 'ole England" in California complete with "gargoyles"? Surely English actors playing English characters in England would have been more authentic.Just to throw in a few English actors (Gladys Cooper and a boy in the London Journal reading room plus stock film company footage of London England, is not convincing enough to the film connoisseur).Also how could a private home have a view overlooking Trafalgar Square!This is unsubtle image - fixing on innocent susceptible eyes.I am sure Americans cringe just as much when they hear unconvincing American accents from non-U.S. nationals.Jo Cotten had the great good fortune to appear to my knowledge with Ms Jones also in Duel in the Sun (1946)/Portrait of Jennie (1948) and Since you went away (1944).Therefore they had already done a film together and their scenes worked well and I almost found myself forgetting his "English" accent! JJ never looked more lovely than in this 1945 picture and there is a very memorable scene when Alan (Jo Cotton) comes back to his house in Essex and receives a call from Dilly Carson (Ann Richards) that "Singleton" appears to have gone missing.Suddenly there is a giggle and the lovely "Singleton" a.k.a.Victoria Moreland, (JJ), pops up from the sofa to surprise Alan- JJ looks absolutely stunning!


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