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The Letters (1973)

Story of people whose lives were changed because of a year-long delay in the delivery of some letters.

Directors:

Paul Krasny, Gene Nelson

Writers:

James G. Hirsch (teleplay: The Andersons segment), James G. Hirsch | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Forsythe ... Paul Anderson (The Andersons episode)
Pamela Franklin ... Karen Forrester (The Forresters Episode)
Ida Lupino ... Mrs. Forrester
Dina Merrill ... Penelope Parkington (The Parkingtons Episode)
Ben Murphy ... Joe Randolph (The Forresters Episode)
Leslie Nielsen ... Derek Childs (The Parkingtons Episode)
Jane Powell ... Elaine Anderson (The Andersons Episode)
Barbara Stanwyck ... Geraldine Parkington
Lesley Ann Warren ... Laura Reynolds (The Andersons Episode)
Henry Jones ... The Postman
Trish Mahoney Trish Mahoney ... Stewardess (The Andersons Episode)
Gary Dubin ... Paul Anderson Jr. (The Andersons episode)
Mia Bendixsen Mia Bendixsen ... Lisa (The Andersons episode)
Gilchrist Stuart Gilchrist Stuart ... Michael (The Parkingtons Episode)
Orville Sherman ... Minister (The Parkingtons Episode)
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Story of people whose lives were changed because of a year-long delay in the delivery of some letters.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Cartas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1973, Aaron Spelling developed two pilots with a similar theme: this one and Letters from Three Lovers (1973). In both pilots, letters were delayed in delivery by one year per accident or mischance; the delay would have a profound effect on the sender or the recipient. Henry Jones played the postman delivering the long lost letters in both pilots. Neither pilot was picked up for a continuing series. See more »

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Referenced in Biography: Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997) See more »

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Intelligent drama
4 June 2017 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by this little drama, very well acted which could have given a good TV show. what amused me the most is that's the same mail man for all those three stories. But after all, maybe the three stories took place in the same neighbourhood...

Yes, this is a pretty good surprise, the typical stuff that TV industry may give from time to time. I guess there must me many more hidden. I am myself a French mail employee and that tale amused me a lot. Thanks.


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