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A Letter to Three Wives

A Letter to Three Wives

Joseph L. Mankiewicz ,

Film Summary

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Runtime:

103

Aspect Ratio:

1.37:1

Colour:

Black & White

Certificate:

PG

Subtitles:

English SDH

Genre:

Drama

A stunning romantic drama from writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve, The Barefoot Contessa), A Letter to Three Wives explores the domestic travails of three couples and the woman that brings them to the brink of crisis.

The letter of the title is written with a poisonous pen: the three women (portrayed by Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern) receive a note stating that one of their husbands has run off with a woman named Addie Ross – which husband in particular, however, remains unmentioned, though each husband had their own affinity for Ross. And so amid the women’s mounting anxiety commences a series of flashbacks, each telling the story of how the three individual marriages had come in their own way to be so strained at the present...

A spectacular success at the time of its release, A Letter to Three Wives was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and earned Mankiewicz the Academy Awards for both Best Director and Best Screenplay. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present A Letter to Three Wives in a special Dual Format edition that includes the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

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SKU:
EKA70187
2 Discs
#114

  • Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Feature-length audio commentary with Mankiewicz biographer Kenneth Geist, film historian Cheryl Lower, and actor Christopher Mankiewicz, the director’s son
  • Fox Movietone newsreel covering the Academy Awards ceremony
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • 36-page booklet containing essays, interview material, and rare archival imagery

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