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The 13th Letter (1951)

Approved | | Film-Noir, Mystery | 19 January 1951 (USA)
Respectable citizens receive anonymous letters revealing their adulterous relationships.

Director:

Otto Preminger

Writers:

Howard Koch (screen play), Louis Chavance (story "Le Corbeau")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Linda Darnell ... Denise Turner
Charles Boyer ... Dr. Paul Laurent
Michael Rennie ... Dr. Pearson
Constance Smith ... Cora Laurent
Françoise Rosay ... Mrs. Gauthier
Judith Evelyn ... Sister Marie Corbin
Guy Sorel Guy Sorel ... Robert Helier
June Hedin June Hedin ... Rochelle Turner
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Respectable citizens receive anonymous letters revealing their adulterous relationships.

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A strange kind of KILLER is loose in this Town! See more »

Genres:

Film-Noir | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Scarlet Pen See more »

Filming Locations:

St.Hilaire, Quebec, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remake of Le Corbeau (1943) See more »

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Rennie shines in this well made mystery.
2 January 2002 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

Michael Rennie plays a doctor at a Canadian hospital who receives a series of poison pen letters. Soon these letters are sent to others which leads to tension amongst the inhabitants of the small Canadian town.

THE 13TH LETTER is a decent well made mystery which keeps the viewer guessing to the very end who is sending the poison pen letters and why. The cast is quite good, with Rennie giving a stand out performance as noble doctor who is the main target of the nasty letters. It a shame that this film from Otto Preminger is so rarely shown.


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