A Letter to Three Wives


Release Date 1949-01-20
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A Letter to Three Wives

A Letter to Three Wives is a 1949 American romantic drama film which tells the story of a woman who mails a letter to three women, telling them she has left town with the husband of one of them. It stars Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas, Paul Douglas in his film debut, Jeffrey Lynn, and Thelma Ritter. An uncredited Celeste Holm provides the voice of Addie Ross, the unseen woman who wrote the eponymous letter. The movie was adapted by Vera Caspary and Joseph L. Mankiewicz from a Cosmoplitan Magazine 1946 novel Letter to Five Wives by John Klempner. It was directed by Mankiewicz, who went on to direct All About Eve the following year. The film won the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay and was nominated for Best Picture.

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Actors & Characters

Jeanne Crain Jeanne Crain
Ann Sothern Ann Sothern
Linda Darnell Linda Darnell
Paul Douglas Paul Douglas
Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas George Phipps George Phipps
Jeffrey Lynn Jeffrey Lynn
Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter
Connie Gilchrist Connie Gilchrist
Barbara Lawrence Barbara Lawrence
Florence Bates Florence Bates


Arthur Charles Miller Cinematography
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Director
J. Watson Webb, Jr. Editor
Alfred Newman Music
Sol C. Siegel Producer
Vera Caspary Writer
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Writer