A Letter to Three Wives Movie Review 1949

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Crain, Darnell, and Sothern star as three friends who, shortly before embarking on a Hudson River boat trip, each receive a letter from Holm (who's never shown), the fourth member in their set. The letter tells them that she has run off with one of their husbands but does not specify his identity. The women spend the rest of the trip reviewing their sometimes shaky unions which provides some of the funniest and most caustic scenes, including Douglas (as Sothern's husband) ranting against the advertising business which supports his wife's radio soap opera. Sharp dialogue, moving performances. Based on the novel by John Klempner. Remade for TV in 1985.

Distribution

Wellspring Media, A Division of Genius Products, Inc., 2230 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90904, Phone: (310)453-1222, Fax: (310)453-0074, URL: http://www.wellspring.com

Available on VHS
Running time 103 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Going Postal, Marriage, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast
Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas, Paul Douglas, Jeffrey Lynn, Thelma Ritter, Barbara Lawrence, Connie Gilchrist, Florence Bates
Cinematography
Arthur C. Miller
Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Music
Alfred Newman
Other
Celeste Holm
Producer
20th Century-Fox

Awards

Oscars 1949: Director (Mankiewicz), Screenplay; Directors Guild 1948: Director (Mankiewicz).

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