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A Letter to Three Wives

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A Letter to Three Wives

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A

In A Letter to Three Wives Celeste Holm is the mellifluous, taunting voice of Addie (whom we never see), who writes a poisonous letter to her three friends (Darnell, Sothern, and Jeanne Crain), saying she has run off with one of their husbands. During the course of one day each woman reflects through flashbacks on whether it’s her husband. With snappy, tart dialogue, and one of the most tantalizing dramatic devices ever used in film, writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz fashioned a satiric adult tale of the Cheever set — long before John Cheever was celebrated for putting his pen to commuting and cocktails. The video transfer is pristine. A

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