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A Letter to Three Wives (20-Jan-1949)

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writers: Vera Caspary; Joseph L. Mankiewicz

From novel: A Letter to Five Wives by John Klempner

Music: Alfred Newman

Producer: Sol C. Siegel

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

While chaperoning a picnic in a remote location, three society women receive a letter from Addie Ross, unseen but voiced by Celeste Holm; she is running off with one of their husbands but fails to specify which. Their relationships are examined in flashback. Carefully crafted script will keep you guessing! Won Oscars for Best Director and Best Screenplay; received an additional nomination for Best Picture.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Florence Bates
15-Apr-1888 31-Jan-1954 The Moon and Sixpence
Hobart Cavanaugh
22-Sep-1886 27-Apr-1950 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Jeanne Crain
25-May-1925 14-Dec-2003 20th Century Fox studio actress
Linda Darnell
16-Oct-1923 10-Apr-1965 Star Dust
Kirk Douglas
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
Paul Douglas
11-Apr-1907 11-Sep-1959 Angels in the Outfield
Connie Gilchrist
17-Jul-1895 3-Mar-1985 Character actress
Barbara Lawrence
24-Feb-1930 13-Nov-2013 A Letter to Three Wives
Jeffrey Lynn
16-Feb-1909 24-Nov-1995 Home Town Story
Ann Sothern
22-Jan-1909 15-Mar-2001 Private Secretary


Jeanne Crain   ...   Deborah Bishop
Linda Darnell   ...   Lora Mae Hollingsway
Ann Sothern   ...   Rita Phipps
Kirk Douglas   ...   George Phipps
Paul Douglas   ...   Porter Hollingsway
Barbara Lawrence   ...   Babe
Jeffrey Lynn   ...   Brad Bishop
Connie Gilchrist   ...   Mrs. Finney
Florence Bates   ...   Mrs. Manleigh
Hobart Cavanaugh   ...   Mr. Manleigh


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