The Letter

The Letter (1940)

Fascinating, Tantalizing and DANGEROUS!

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1940-11-21
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 95 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 95 Ratings


After a woman shoots a man to death, a damning letter she wrote raises suspicions.

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  • Bette Davis

    as Leslie Crosbie
  • Herbert Marshall

    as Robert Crosbie
  • James Stephenson

    as Howard Joyce
  • Frieda Inescort

    as Dorothy Joyce
  • Gale Sondergaard

    as Mrs. Hammond
  • Bruce Lester

    as John Withers
  • Elizabeth Inglis

    as Adele Ainsworth
  • Cecil Kellaway

    as Prescott
  • Victor Sen Yung

    as Ong Chi Seng
  • Doris Lloyd

    as Mrs. Cooper
  • Willie Fung

    as Chung Hi
  • Tetsu Komai

    as Head Boy
  • Zita Baca

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Brooks Benedict

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • David Bruce

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Roland Got

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Holmes Herbert

    as Robert's Friend at Bar at Party (uncredited)
  • Charles Irwin

    as Bob's Friend (uncredited)
  • Pete G. Katchenaro

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Crauford Kent

    as Robert's Friend at Bar (uncredited)
  • Al Lloyd

    as Man at Trial (uncredited)
  • Leonard Mudie

    as Fred (uncredited)
  • David Newell

    as Geoffrey Hammond (uncredited)
  • Thomas Pogue

    as Juror #10 (uncredited)
  • John Ridgely

    as Driver (uncredited)
  • Douglas Walton

    as Well Wisher (uncredited)
  • Leo White

    as Man at Trial (uncredited)
  • Otto Yamaoka

    as Bartender at Party (uncredited)
Sound Max Steiner Original Music Composer
Production Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Art Carl Jules Weyl Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Orry-Kelly Costume Design
Writing Howard Koch Screenplay
Directing William Wyler Director
Production William Wyler Producer
Editing Warren Low Editor
Editing George Amy Editor
Writing W. Somerset Maugham Theatre Play
Camera Tony Gaudio Director of Photography