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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Singleton was initially planned for Ann Richards, but when Jennifer became available, Richards ended up playing Dilly, Singleton's friend. See more »

Goofs

In the letter that Beatrice Remington writes to Captain Quinton which she mails through the postal service, she writes that she saw Victoria "yesterday", which would have been yesterday to the time Quinton received the letter and not yesterday to the time that she writes the letter. Writing such a statement is therefore illogical, especially in not knowing how long it would take for the letter to be delivered. See more »

Quotes

Allen Quinton: You are so calm, it is so contagious,you... you are so happy
Singleton: I will tell you the secret, just two words, "Be yourself". You are afraid of that, everybody is. But I have no choice, I can't be anything but myself.
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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ROMANCE, MYSTERY AND MURDER.....WELL DONE!
29 July 1999 | by renfield54See all my reviews

This is one of the 4 (successful) pairings of Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones. The latter receiving 3 Oscar nominations for her (their?) efforts (including this one). The debonair Cotten and the delightful Jones are perfectly cast. The title of the film provides the "connecting thread" for our seemingly doomed lovers. This mystery/love story is a "grabber" beginning to end. The film is a cornucopia of actions and emotions. The English countryside is very effective for this tale. The inevitability of their fates is obvious, but it's a very long and twisted road to get there....... and a very enjoyable road too...

Joseph Cotten at his best, Jennifer Jones at her best, and a fine supporting cast... A MUST SEE...


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