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Letter, The

Letter, The

Broadcast: 6th March 1944
Added: Apr 21 2012

Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall reprise their 1940 film roles as Leslie and Robert Crosby. Leslie and Robert are living in Singapore as Robert is working for a rubber plantation company. Leslie shoots and kills a man named Hammond and claims that it was in self-defence as he tried to make love to her. She is arrested and imprisoned to await trial. Everyone believes her story but then a letter turns up which she had written to the victim the day of the killing despite her having said that she had had no contact with him for weeks. The letter is in the hands of the victim’s widow and may be the downfall of Mrs Crosby.

Produced by: Cecil B. DeMille

Story by: Somerset Maugham