The Letter

The Letter
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Romance, Remake
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lee Remick Actor Leslie Crosbie 1 1000001
Ronald Pickup Actor Howard Joyce 1 1000002
Jack Thompson Actor Robert Crosbie 1 1000003
Ian McShane Actor Geoff Hammond 1 1000004
Christopher Cazenove Actor Off Withers 1 1000005
Kieu Chinh Actor Chinese Woman 1 1000006
Wilfrid Hyde-White Actor Judge 1 1000007
Sarah Marshall Actor Dorothy Joyce 1 1000008
Soon-Tek Oh Actor Ong 1 1000009
James Hong Actor Old Man 1 1000010
Molly Roden Actor Warden Larkin 1 1000011
Byron Chung Actor Crosbies' Houseboy 1 1000012
Beulah Quo Actor Ong's Mother 1 1000013
John Erman Director n/a 2 2000001
George Eckstein Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Kip Gowans Producer n/a 3 3000002
Anna Cottle Producer n/a 3 3000003
Maria Padilla Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Larry Marcus Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
W Somerset Maugham From Story n/a 120870 4000002
James Crabe Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jim Benson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Laurence Rosenthal Music n/a 120781 8000001
Max Steiner Music n/a 120781 8000002
Jerry Adams Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
James Hulsey Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Donald Brooks Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jack Freeman Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Jack Barron Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Richard "Dick" Church Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Synopsis
In this sumptuous remake of the 1940 Bette Davis/Herbert Marshall version of Somerset Maugham's tale of smoldering passions on a rubber plantation in the Malayan jungles, Lee Remick and Australian actor Jack Thompson star as the restless wife and her rubber planter husband behind whose back she had been playing around with the man she is now accused of murdering.<P>Among the various other screen versions of the melodrama: in 1929 with Jeanne Eagels and Herbert Marshall, and in 1947 (as "The Unfaithful") with Ann Sheridan and Zachary Scott (Lew Ayres was the other man). Before this latest version, which won Emmy Awards for photography, art direction/set design and costume design, and nominations for music and makeup, there had been three other TV adaptations: in 1950 with Madeleine Carroll starring; in 1952 with Sylvia Sidney and Gene Raymond, and in 1956 with Siobhan McKenna, John Mills and Michael Rennie (the other man). On the "Lux Video Theater" version of "The Unfaithful" in 1956, Jan Sterling was the star.