The 13th Letter

The 13th Letter (1951)

A Strange Kind of Killer Is Loose in This Town!

  • Genre: Crime
  • Release Date: 1951-02-21
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 4 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 25min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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When Dr. Pearson comes to a quiet Quebec town to set up his medical practice, he attracts the notice of Cora, whose husband, Paul, is the town's other doctor, and Denise, eldest daughter of the family in whose house he lodges. When an unknown person begins writing letters attacking Dr. Pearson and Cora for having an affair, a complex web of rumors, lies and accusations begins to ensnare nearly everyone in town.

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  • Linda Darnell

    as Denise Turner
  • Charles Boyer

    as Dr. Paul Laurent
  • Michael Rennie

    as Dr. Pearson
  • Constance Smith

    as Cora Laurent
  • Françoise Rosay

    as Mrs. Gauthier
  • Judith Evelyn

    as Sister Marie Corbin
  • Guy Sorel

    as Robert Helier
  • June Hedin

    as Rochelle Turner
  • George Alexander

    as Dr. Fletcher (uncredited)
  • Jacques Auger

    as Priest (uncredited)
  • Lucie Boitres

    as Townswoman (uncredited)
  • C. Bosvier

    as Townsman (uncredited)
  • Sheila M. Coonan

    as Townswoman (uncredited)
  • Wilford Davidson

    as Townsman (uncredited)
  • Camille Ducharme

    as Fredette (uncredited)
  • J. Léo Gagnon

    as Dr. Helier (uncredited)
  • Blanche Gauthier

    as Townswoman (uncredited)
  • Arthur Groulx

    as Townsman (uncredited)
  • Paul Guèvremont

    as Postman (uncredited)
  • L.P. Herbert

    as Townsman (uncredited)
  • Robin Hughes

    as Intern (uncredited)
  • Odie Lemire

    as Townswoman (uncredited)
  • Ovila Légaré

    as Mayor (uncredited)
  • Stanley Mann

    as Officer (uncredited)
  • Patrick O'Moore

    as Intern (uncredited)
  • Gilles Pelletier

    as Townsman (uncredited)
Costume & Make-Up Edward Stevenson Costume Design
Directing Otto Preminger Director
Production Otto Preminger Producer
Editing Louis R. Loeffler Editor
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Camera Joseph LaShelle Director of Photography
Writing Howard Koch Screenplay
Sound Alex North Original Music Composer
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Sound Roger Heman Sr. Sound
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Sound Lionel Newman Music Director
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Writing Louis Chavance Story
Art Maurice Ransford Art Direction
Visual Effects Fred Sersen Visual Effects
Sound Arthur von Kirbach Sound
Sound Maurice De Packh Orchestrator
Directing Richard Maybery Assistant Director
Crew Paul L'Anglais Technical Advisor