Definitions for "The Letter"
Keywords:  talkie, murders, episode, ylt, frieda
The Letter is a 1940 film noir which tells the story of a woman who murders her lover, and then must face his widow and her husband. It stars Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort and Gale Sondergaard. It is a remake of a previous talkie starring Jeanne Engels, who was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress.
The Letter is a 1929 talkie film which was made in both silent and talking versions. It had been considered a "lost film" until recently when it was found and restored. It tells the story of a married woman who murders her lover when he threatens to abandon her and tries to convince the court at her trial that she is innocent.
"The Letter" is a song written by Wayne Carson Thompson and made famous by The Box Tops, released in 1967 on the album of the same name. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the UK singles chart.