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  • A Letter to Three Wives is a 1949 American romantic drama film which tells the story of a woman who mails a letter to three women, telling them she has left town with the husband of one of them. It stars Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas, Paul Douglas in his film debut, Jeffrey Lynn, and Thelma Ritter. An uncredited Celeste Holm provides the voice of Addie Ross, the unseen woman who wrote the eponymous letter. The movie was adapted by Vera Caspary and Joseph L. Mankiewicz from a Cosmopolitan magazine 1946 novel Letter to Five Wives by John Klempner. It was directed by Mankiewicz, who went on to direct All About Eve the following year. The film won the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay and was nominated for Best Picture.

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  • Promise! You won't peek-and-tell... the ending!
  • Addie is the "other woman" all the other women will be talking about!
  • All of them wondered which of them wandered!
  • It's a sheer delightful revelation!
Film release region Release Date Film regional debut venue Film release distribution medium
  • 1949
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  • 2/22/2005
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