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The Letter
(1929) American
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Jean de Limur

Cast: Jeanne Eagels, O.P. Heggie, Reginald Owen, Herbert Marshall, Irene Brown, Lady Tsen Mei, Tamaki Yoshiwara

Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Monta Bell. Screenplay by Garrett Fort, Jean de Limur and Monta Bell, from the play The Letter by William Somerset Maugham. Cinematography by George Folsey. Edited by Jean de Limur and Monta Bell. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Paramount’s first full-sound feature shot at the Astoria Studios on Long Island, New York. / Full-sound film.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 17 October 2004.

References: Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 284; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 230-232 : ClasIm-241 p. C11.

 
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