Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Letter

The Gist: The wife of a Singapore plantation owner kills a man and claims self-defense. No one has reason to doubt her version of the events, until a letter she wrote to the man surfaces, implying a deeper connection between the two.

Bette Davis, a great actress who gave all of herself to her roles, even though her style was a bit theatrical (according to today's standards), is great as the adulteress who gets caught in the lie.

I also found Gale Sondergaard to be very eerie in the role of the widow, but perfectly cast.

The Bottom Line: The Letter was another great success for Ms. Davis, and while the plot doesn't have much depth, the suspense and twists are worth it.

Grade: 8

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