The Letter

1940, 95m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened December 1–2, 2017

Wyler’s second movie starring Bette Davis was an even stronger effort than Jezebel, bringing them both Oscar nominations and the film a Best Picture nod. The adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham play and short story got a primo Warner Bros. production, with Wyler expressively conveying all the drama as Davis kills a man—she claims—in self-defense and girds herself for the upcoming trial even as an incriminating letter written in her own hand surfaces.

A film by William Wyler